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Domus Chair

Designer: Ilmari Tapiovaara

Year: 1946

A masterpiece of modern furniture design, the Domus Chair was created as part of a series of furniture for the Domus Academica student housing complex in Helsinki. Comfortable enough to allow sitting for long periods of time, the Domus Chair achieved great success internationally, becoming known as “The Finn Chair.” The characteristic short arms mean that the Domus Chair can be pulled close to a table, perfect for studying at a desk and dining, while offering the necessary support and comfort. Designed in 1946 by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Domus Chairs have been placed in homes and public spaces around the world ever since.

Domus Chair birch black leather upholstery - armrest detail
The characteristic short armrests of the Domus Chair offer a surprising support, while allowing the chair to be pulled close to a table
Domus Chair birch _and black leather upholstery - back and front_2
Elegant and timeless, Domus Chair's three-dimensionally curved seat is both ergonomic and highly comfortable
Domus Chair Pendant Light A331 Aalto Table square rectangular
Domus Chair is one of the most beloved Finnish design classics of all time
Domus Chair cm
Frame versions
Solid birch, Solid oak
Seat and back core
Form-pressed birch veneer
Seat and back surface versions
Birch veneer, Oak veneer, Fabric upholstery and PU foam padding, Leather upholstery and PU foam padding

Stackable up to four chairs

Domus Chair is available with or without upholstery. Here are some examples. 

Domus Chair clear lacquer birch

Domus Chair
Frame: birch, clear lacquer
Seat and back: birch, clear lacquer

Domus Chair oak_WEB

Domus Chair
Frame: oak, clear lacquer
Seat and back: oak, clear lacquer

Domus Chair black lacquer fabric seat upholstery black

Domus Chair, upholstered seat
Frame: birch, black stain
Seat: leather upholstery, black
Back: birch, black stain

Domus Chair black leather upholstery_WEB

Domus Chair, upholstered seat and back
Frame: oak, clear lacquer
Seat and back: leather upholstery, black

Domus Chair white lacquer

Domus Chair
Frame: birch, white lacquer
Seat and back: birch, white lacquer

Domus Chair clear lacquer oak leather uphostery white_2

Domus Chair, upholstered seat
Frame: oak, clear lacquer
Seat and back: leather upholstery, white

Designing for the world

Designing for the world

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Ilmari Tapiovaara and the international success of the Domus Chair. How did a humble wooden chair from Finland become an international bestseller 70 years ago?

Domus Collection

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