Like That? Try This: The New Classics

Like That? Try This: The New Classics

Nancy Mitchell
Oct 29, 2013

Here at Apartment Therapy, we're huge fans of the classics: Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair, the Bertoia wire mesh side chair, anything Eames. These designs will never go out of style. But what if you're looking for something a little different? Maybe you love the classics, but want something for your own home that you won't see in everyone else's. We've compiled a list of classic furniture designs, and paired them with new designs that have the same feel, but are just a little bit different.

Left: Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair, starting at $599 at DWR. Right: In Between chair by Sami Kallio for &Tradition, available from Great Dane for $925.

Left: Tubular steel MR 10 by Mies van der Rohe. Image from the Vitra Design Museum; find your own chair at 1stDibs here. Right: Ecco Chair by Andrea Borgogni.

Left: Arco Floor Lamp from DWR, $2,950. Right: Spar Floor Light by Jamie McLellan, $2,360 from Matter.

Top: Milo Baughman lounge chair, $2,899 from Crate & Barrel. Bottom: Thin Frame Chair by Lawson Fenning, starting at $1,485.

Left: Warren Platner Lounge Chair (and ottoman), $10,000 from 1stDibs. Right: P.A. High Chair by Soren Rose Studio, $3,415 at Matter.

Redefined materials make a familiar shape feel fresh. Left: Eames LCM, $1,199 from Hive Modern. Right: Easy Chair from Studio W M.

Top: Laccio Tables by Marcel Breuer, $789 for coffee table and $558 for side table, both from Knoll. Bottom: Tati Tables by Broberg & Ridderstrale for Asplund, starting at £988.00, at Twenty Twenty One.

Left: Jens Risom Lounge Chair, starting at $938, from DWR. Right: Camping Chair in Leather from Normann Copenhagen, $3,500.

Left: Artek 60 stool by Alvar Aalto, $260 at All Modern. Right: Swedese Spin Stool, $360 from Huset.

Left: Bertoia Side Chair, starting at $561 from Hive Modern. Right: The Lucy Chair from Bend, $450.

Two stunning designs, two equally stunning price tags. Top: The Eames La Chaise, $10, 635 at Hive Modern. Bottom: David Weeks' Adna Chaise for Matter, $21,500.

And if these designs are a bit our of your reach, don't despair. Coming soon to Apartment Therapy is a budget version of this post, where we'll pair classics designs side-by-side with similar, more affordable designs (but not knockoffs!). So stay tuned.

(Images: as linked above)

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