x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Six of the Best: Slimline chairs

With clean lines, lean shapes and a sense of lightness, these seats are as practical as they are striking.

Masters chair, Dh1,037 at Kart Design.
Masters chair, Dh1,037 at Kart Design.

Technological advancement suggests that the smaller and slimmer a product, the better it is. We're applying the same premise to chairs. And with their clean lines, lean shapes and inherent sense of lightness, these seats are as practical as they are striking

Room to spare

Pretty, pink and practical, the Nisse chair folds flat when not in use and, for maximum space saving, can even be hung on the wall. The chair also comes in black and high gloss white. Dh55, Ikea, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, www.ikeadubai.com

Master of minimalism

Designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell, the Masters chair honours three contemporary design icons, the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, the Tulip armchair by Eero Saarinen and the Eiffel Chair by Charles Eames. Interweaving lines meet in the middle to create the chair's distinctive back. Dh1,037, Kart Design, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 348 8169, www.kartdesign.net

All angles

The Pli chair is defined by its elegant angularity. A 10mm thick, semi-transparent pink altuglas sheet folds in on itself to create a simple but striking seating solution. Dh2,950, Les Contemporains collection, Roche Bobois, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1st, Dubai, 04 399 0393 www.roche-bobois.com

Channel

Crate and Barrel's Channel proves that slimline chairs can be sinuous too. The chair is made of strips of solid bentwood in a clean white matte finish, combined with a chromed steel base. Dh999, Crate and Barrel, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre, Dubai, 04 399 0125, www.crateandbarrel.com

Light and bright

Sculpted acrylic seats are paired with the skinniest of lacquered legs in BoConcept's Cavona chair. The transparent orange version is guaranteed to perk up any space. Dh679, BoConcept, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4144, www.boconcept.ae

Colour me happy

Pantone is responsible for granting every conceivable colour under the sun with its own reference number. So if you're a stickler for making things match, the Pantone chair will make sure you get exactly the shade you're looking for. The tongue-in-cheek chairs are available in a range of colours but we particularly love this one in bright yellow or, more precisely, 14-0848. Dh225, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall, 04 350 5333