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
Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair in Zoolander
Image credit: AllMoviePhoto
Cappelinni’s Peacock Chair in Rihanna’s “S&M” Music Video
Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge Chair in Madonna’s “Rain” Music Video
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
Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair in Tron
Thonet’s Bentwood Rocker in Mike Mills’ Beginners
Red Leather Chesterfield Arm Chair in The Matrix
Eames’ Stacking Side Chair in Beyoncé’s “Countdown” music video
Image credit: Eames Designs