Top 8 Most Expensive Chairs In The World

Chairs are considered one of the most crucial pieces of furniture to have inside your house so that you can have a relaxing day after getting back from work. You use it pretty much everywhere like in your offices, home, the public, and many more.

Despite not knowing the exact time frame of when chairs were invented, history has told us about the existence of sculptures dating back to 2800 BC. It tells us about a person playing on the harp while sitting on a chair with four legs.

In newer history, an architect named Witold Rybczynski believed that the 18th century was the glory days of modernized chairs. Today most expensive chairs that we see will commonly have their own historic value or art that can be appreciated by collectors out there.

Here we will like to share with you the top 8 most expensive chairs in the world.

8. Egg Chair ($8500+)

Designer: Arne Jacobsen

This unique piece of furniture was created by the famous designer, Arne Jacobsen in 1958. Arne was a creative designer from Denmark who is well known for his industrial design but his most popular work will be the Egg Chair.

The Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen was constantly being told as looking the same as the Ovalia Egg Chair designed by Henrik Thor-Larsen as shown in the movie Men in Black.

The price of this chair varies but it will definitely be at least $8500 and can reach up to two times its usual price depending on its uniqueness.

7. Panda Banquette Chair ($34,000)

Designer: Campana Brothers (Brazil)

The Campana Brothers is a group of designers from Brazil and the duo siblings have created many projects since their involvement in the industry. But one particular design in 2007 called Panda Banquette Chair has sparked the most interest among the people.

This unique chair features a panda doll that is placed onto the stainless steel chair frame. The Campana brothers have only produced 25 of these Panda Banquette Chairs but their 20th chair managed to be sold for a whopping $34,000.

6. Chieftain Chair ($70,000+)

Designer: Niels Vodder (Denmark)

The chieftain Chair was designed by a Danish designer named Niels Vodder. From the start, Neils was a cabinet maker but in 1949, he managed to create one of the most iconic chairs of the 20th century.

Rumor has it that the original chair created by Neils himself was not more than 100 units and one that is still in existence was sold for more than $70,000 in 2019.

Most of the Chieftain chairs were made from teak wood but some were also made out of walnut and other types of wood.

5. Kennedy's High Back Chair ($141,000)

Designer: W. H. Gunlocke Chair Co. (US)

Several days after the assassination of President J. F. Kennedy, his late wife, Jackie Kennedy gifted the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson a unique chair in the administration room her husband.

Jackie Kennedy felt that it was a very special gift that has been a part of her late husband. After a few decades, the chair was bought in an auction for the huge price of $161,000 by the Sotheby auction. It was considered one of the most classic pieces of furniture with a high historic value.

4. J. K. Rowling ($380,000)

Designer: Unknown (UK)

If you knew Harry Potter then you would know the mastermind behind this huge franchise. J. K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter, the best-selling book in the world. But do you also know that she also owns one of the most expensive chairs in the world?

In 2016, J. K. Rowling has offered to sell the chair that she used while writing the Harry Potter book. This simple chair with straight legs and back support is marked with J. K. Rowling's handwriting stating "I wrote Harry Potter while sitting on this chair".

Experts predicted that the J. K. Rowling chair will only be sold for $44,000 but to their surprise, it was bought at the price of $380,000.

3. Gold Skull Armchair ($490,000)

Designer: Harow (France)

The chair looked as if it was owned by a supervillain in fiction movies. The chair however was designed by a French artist named Harow and aside from making furniture, he also creates paintings and sculptures.

This Golden Skull armchair is not the only unique creation of Harow. Based on his website, Harow also produces a Solid Chair which is a chair made out of metals and concrete.

The name itself is not just a gimmick but it also spells luxury as it is coated with 24-carat gold.

2. Lockhead Lounge ($3.5 million)

Designer: Marc Newson (Australia)

The designer from Australia was considered one of the best artists of his generation. Ever since he finished his studies at the Sydney College of Arts in 1984, Marc started working on various art designs including the making of furniture.

Marc has created 10 special edition chairs which he named Lockheed Lounge and one of them was featured in the music video Rain by Madonna.

In 2015, the chair which was used by Madonna in the music video have been successfully sold in an auction for the hefty price of $3.5 million.

1. Dragons Armchair ($28.3 million)

Designer: Eileen Gray (Ireland)

With a huge price of $28.3 million, the Dragons Armchair is the most expensive chair in the world ever to be sold. This unique furniture was designed between 1917 and 1919 by an Irish designer, Eileen Gray. Gray was considered one of the most important figures in the history of design in the 20th century.

This specially made chair was made by Gray after the First World War. Many of his early creations including the Dragons Armchair were made by Madame Mathieu-Levy who is a wealthy and well-known artist.

Even though the Dragons Armchair does not resemble a dragon, historians believed that the shape of the chair got its name from Chinese iconography which consists of pearls surrounded by dragons as a symbol of strength.


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