When you go to design school, professors will often quip, “over the course of your career as a designer, it’s expected of you to bring something innovative and fresh. We already have so many chairs, who needs another one.” At the core of this comment is quite a bit of truth – from interior designers, product designers, fashion designers to architects and even monarchs (don’t forget the Louis chair named after Louis XIV), so many have brought their iterations into the world. While many chairs have come and gone into oblivion, a few of them remain within our design lexicon. We’re sharing 5 iconic chairs, that make their way into some of the best designed spaces, and the story behind them.