Everything is symbolistic nowadays, even chairs. There is art to where your posterior parks and rests. Here are portraits of chair sitters that study both furniture and subject, and the relationship between.
Take, for example, the work of designers Verner Panton, who forces sitter to actively engage and interact. His stacking chair experimented with traditions of furniture making and material. The chair Panton designed for Nick Knight's 1995 image of a nude Kate Moss shows the unattainable social discomfort of pop culture icons.
Then there's Arne Jacobsen's Drop chair, designed for a hotel. Room 606 is the last surviving interior of the SAS building, and the hotel became more of an artistic shrine. Designer-lovers set this area as a destination to witness Jacobsen's sculptural furniture design. Another designer is Eero Aarnio, who over-replicated the 1962 Ball chair, which is one of the iconic Scandinavian furniture designs. The spherical furniture marks as Aarnio's desire to go beyond the boundaries of interior design. True, as it now became a postmodernist aesthetic. Then there's the toadstool of Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel, catering to the pre-teen demographic and hoping to see changes in how children can experience design by catering to their imagination and creativity than harming it.
Images are from Another Magazine.