Modern Chair Designs
Modern chair designs come in many different varieties, and are influenced by a wide range of contemporary and modern design theories. Glorifying form, function, and the use of modern materials, modern chair designs take great influence from the principles of mid-20th century design trends, as well as traditional Japanese design. Modern chair designs such as the ball chair were meant to create a specific experience for the user, in this case a sense of enclosure and privacy. Ball chairs, also known as globe chairs, feature a deep, spherical body that surrounds the user. The sunken position of the seat may force the user to tuck his or her feet up inside the ball shape, which arches overhead to create a protective environment. These modern chair designs are often made from a fiberglass or plastic exterior with upholstered padding, and typically sit on a swiveling base.