10 Pop Culture Cameos by Iconic Chair Designs


There’s nothing we love more than inspired cameos and iconic design so when we spied Kanye West sitting on the wonderfully whimsical but insanely priced Proust Geometrica in a music video about one of our favorite native Brooklynites, we couldn’t help but wonder what other notable chairs have popped up in music videos, movies, and maybe even on album art.

From the world’s most popular chair in Mike Mills’ indie hit Beginners to the folded felt masterpiece in Rihanna’s sadomasochistic music video to the aluminum standby that played a crucial supporting role in one of the most famous dance sequences in pop-culture history, click through to check out our survey of iconic chair sightings. Then, tell us about your favorite chair cameo in the comments!

The Proust Geometrica Chair in Duck Sauce’s “Barbra Streisand” music video

Image credit: Comfort & Samuel; ALLMODERN

Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair in Zoolander

Image credit: AllMoviePhoto

Cappelinni’s Peacock Chair in Rihanna’s “S&M” Music Video

Image credit: RihannaVEVO; Studio Dror

Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge Chair in Madonna’s “Rain” Music Video

Image credit: MadonnaQueen; Modern Design

Eero Aarnio’s Egg-Shaped Ball Chair in Men in Black

Image credit: GT Wallpaper

Rattan Peacock Chair on La Roux’s I’m Not Your Toy album cover

Image credit: I Dance To La Roux; Planet Bazaar

Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair in Tron

Image credit: Dwell; Executive Office Seating

Thonet’s Bentwood Rocker in Mike Mills’ Beginners

Image credit: Elle Decor; Scandinavian Chic

Red Leather Chesterfield Arm Chair in The Matrix

Image credit: The Filtered Lens; ArchiExpo

Eames’ Stacking Side Chair in Beyoncé’s “Countdown” music video

Image credit: Eames Designs