Domus Chair black leather upholstery_WEB

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.

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The characteristic armrests of Domus Chair offer 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
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 clear laquered birch_seat fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130
    Back: birch, clear lacquer

    Domus Chair clear laquered birch_seat back fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130

    Domus Chair legs clear laquered birch_seat leather black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black
    Back: birch, clear lacquer

    Domus Chair legs clear laquered birch_seat back leather black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black

    Domus Chair black stained

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, black stain
    Seat and back: birch, black stain

    Domus Chair legs black stained birch_seat fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, black stain
    Seat: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130
    Back: birch, black stain

    Domus Chair legs black stained birch_seat back fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, black stain
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130

    Domus Chair black stained seat leather upholstery black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, black stain
    Seat: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black
    Back: birch, black stain

    Domus Chair black stained leather upholstery black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, black stain
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black

    Domus Chair honey stained birch

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, honey stain
    Seat and back: birch, honey stain

    Domus Chair legs honey stained birch_seat fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, honey stain
    Seat: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130
    Back: birch, honey stain

    Domus Chair legs honey stained birch_seat back fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, honey stain
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130

    Domus Chair legs honey stained birch_seat leather black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, honey stain
    Seat: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black
    Back: birch, honey stain

    Domus Chair legs honey stained birch_seat back leather black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, honey stain
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black

    Domus Chair white lacquer

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

    Domus Chair legs white laquered birch_seat fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, white lacquer
    Seat: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130
    Back: birch, white lacquer

    Domus Chair legs white laquered birch_seat back fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, white lacquer
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130

    Domus Chair legs white laquered birch_seat leather black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, white lacquer
    Seat: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black
    Back: birch, white lacquer

    Domus Chair legs white laquered birch_seat back leather black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, white lacquer
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black

    Domus Chair clear lacquered oak

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

    Domus Chair legs clear laquered oak_seat fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: oak, clear lacquer
    Seat: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130
    Back: oak, clear lacquer

    Domus Chair legs clear laquered oak_seat back fabric grey

    Domus Chair
    Frame: oak, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat hallingdal 65 / 130

    Domus Chair legs clear laquered oak_seat leather black

    Domus Chair
    Frame: oak, clear lacquer
    Seat: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black
    Back: oak, clear lacquer

    Domus Chair black leather upholstery_WEB

    Domus Chair
    Frame: oak, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sorensen prestige black

    Domus Chair walnut stain_F

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, walnut stain
    Seat and back: birch, walnut stain

    Domus Chair walnut stain bright red lacquer_F

    Domus Chair
    Frame: birch, walnut stain
    Seat and back: birch, bright red lacquer

    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?

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    Sharing a distinctive aesthetic and characteristic short arms, Domus chairs are both functional and versatile. Created by designer Ilmari Tapiovaara as part of a series of furniture for students at the Domus...