23 Types of Chairs, Explained

Stephanie Sporn, Architectural Digest, April 7, 2023

Who are the makers behind some of today’s most interesting chair designs?


“It’s important to be aware that modern design history is often skewed toward Western perspectives, so the challenge for us as a museum and as curators is to overcome these limits and see what other stories there are in the world, like El Warcha, for example,” says Graner. Jomo Tariku, an Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer inspired by traditional African design. Multiple chairs by Tariku were featured in Marvel’s 2022 film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and his work can also be seen in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room.”