Ekstrem chairs in a range of colours by Varier

Ten iconic designs that have been reissued for contemporary interiors

Dezeen Showroom: a postmodernist chair that allows multiple seating positions and a minimalist floor lamp are the latest classic reissued designs to be featured on Dezeen Showroom.

Also included is a contemporary release of Ib Kofod-Larsen's 1953 Penguin Chair by MENU, Plank and Konstantin Grcic's stackable Miura stool from 2005 and Verner Panton's Easy Sofa and pouf by Verpan originally designed in 1964.

Reproductions of furniture and lighting fixtures dating from the 1950s to the early 2000s – such as those listed below – are made for a number of reasons, including consumer demand for iconic pieces and the inclination to remake timeless items from more sustainable materials.

Dezeen Showroom presents sensitively reissued design classics from a variety of internationally recognised brands, designers and manufacturers.


Green Ekstrem chair by Varier with a woman sitting in it

Ekstrem chair by Terje Ekstrøm for Varier

Terje Ekstrøm designed the Ekstrem chair in 1984 as a playful statement seating piece with a structure that allows for many different seating poses and postures.

Varier's contemporary release sees the chair upholstered in new knitted velvet fabric from Kvadrat in orange, rose, blue, green, black and white colours.

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Photograph of wooden chair in concrete room with plant

Bauhaus chairs by Erich Dieckmann for TYP

A trio of chairs originally invented by renowned Bauhaus designer Erich Dieckmann have been reissued by Austrian brand TYP.

Versatile and functional, the D1, D1+ and D2 chairs were created around 90 years ago and are examples of Typenmöbel – furniture with a design that has been honed to allow for mass production.

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Black, white, green, orange and blue Miura stools by Plank

Miura stool by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

Konstantin Grcic's stackable Miura stool rereleased by Plank comes in seven colours and is made from reinforced polypropylene.

The striking piece dates from 2005 and was created in parallel with Plank's transformation from a furniture brand specialising in wooden chairs to an international design company, according to the brand.

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Steel grey Bellevue floor lamp in a cream living room with blue sofas

Bellevue lamp by Arne Jacobsen for &Tradition

The Bellevue lamp was reissued by &Tradition to coincide with what would have been its creators 120th birthday.

Danish designer Arne Jacobsen first came up with the lamp in 1929 made up of a simple base, stem and semi-conical shade.

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Hunter lounge chair by Torbjørn Afdal for Eikund

Hunter lounge chair by Torbjørn Afdal for Eikund

Eikund has rereleased Torbjørn Afdal's Hunter lounge chair from the year 1960, retaining its characteristic wooden frame, saddle leather seat and fastening buckles.

The chair represents Afdal's interpretation of an archetypal Norwegian hunting chair, a popular seating choice in the 1960s.

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Photograph showing panelled room with burgundy-coloured sofa and pouf

Easy sofa and pouf by Verner Panton for Verpan

Verner Panton's classic Easy sofa and pouf was originally designed in 1964 and has been reissued by Danish company Verpan.

The sofa features four U-shaped backrests to allow users to sit facing outwards and both the sofa and pouf have rounded footprints and give the impression of being formed from stacked discs.

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Penguin chair by MENU features on Dezeen Showroom

The Penguin Chair by MENU

Ib Kofod-Larsen's classic Penguin Chair dating from 1953 has been recirculated by furniture brand MENU.

The chair's streamlined shape with flipper-like back and arm rests earned it its name, and it is available in a range of wood, upholstery and frame options including four-legged and rocking base versions.

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Whisky Chair by House of Finn Juhl

Whisky Chair by Finn Juhl via House of Finn Juhl

The mid-century Whisky Chair by Finn Juhl has been put into production by eponymous furniture brand House of Finn Juhl, set up in 2001 to fabricate the late designer's furniture pieces.

The lounge chair dates from 1948 and features a built-in tray intended to hold a whiskey tumbler, and has only recently been put into production on account of its decadent use, which was not well received in Denmark during the late 1940s.

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Oxford office chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen pictured by a window

Oxford chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

Danish design brand Fritz Hansen has updated Arne Jacobsen's mid-century Oxford office chair  to suit 21st century workspaces.

The chair is named after its original purpose for professors at St Catherine's College in Oxford, and it's rerelease aims to be used across a variety of interior spaces.

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J39 Mogensen chair

J39 Mogensen chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia

Børge Mogensen took cues from the Shaker movement for the J39 Mogensen chair from Fredericia, which has been in continual production since 1947.

The chair's accessible design was informed by traditional cabinetry techniques and is used across a wide range of applications, from domestic and hospitality interiors to public and commercial settings.

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