25 Powerful Brutalist Seats For Your Contemporary Interior

In the realm of interior design, a style that has been making a resounding comeback in recent years is Brutalism. At its core, Brutalist design embraces the charm of imperfection, eschewing the pursuit of conventional beauty in favour of a bold and confrontational aesthetic. Contemporary furniture designers have embraced the spirit of Brutalism, channelling its distinctive qualities into the creation of remarkable chairs. Crafted from materials like concrete, metal, and leather, ADORNO’s curation of Brutalist seats is marked by quality craftsmanship and ingenuity, that adds a Brutalist touch to any contemporary home.

BB Chair by CORPUS STUDIO

BB Chair by CORPUS STUDIO
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The BB Chair by Corpus Studio is crafted from repeated sand-casted aluminium limbs, assembled in a unique way for a striking and comfortable seat.

Amazonas Chair by AYRES

Amazonas Chair by AYRES
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The “Amazonas Chair” is inspired by the Amazon culture and features geometrical shapes – a circular shape reminiscent of shields, solid lateral bases, and a temple-like back. It pays homage to the strength and cultural heritage of the Amazon women.

O.F.I.S Series, Tubular Armchair by Lucas Muñoz

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The Tubular Steel Armchair is a part of the O.F.I.S research project, showcasing the functionality of industrial components in a domestic setting. Made from steel ventilation pipes, elbow connectors, and copper sheets, it draws inspiration from Brutalist architectural spaces.

Primitive Chair by SSSVLL

Primitive Chair by SSSVLL
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The Primitive Chair is made of recycled polyethene obtained through rotational moulding. From a matrix of recycled material, the Primitive collection of everyday objects is revealed by selective cutting. Chairs, tables, benches have as a common denominator the formal traces of the initial matrix. Each piece is obtained through a rotational molding manufacturing process.

c.1[bpg] by Thibeau Scarcériaux

c.1[bpg] by Thibeau Scarcériaux
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The “c.1[bpg]” is a lounge chair made entirely of clear bulletproof glass with no visible connections or support. It showcases a fascination with immateriality and has a minimalist design with small details that hint at a bigger story related to war. The chair is described as almost invisible, and its solid state seems to dissolve.

Neolithic Thinker Stool by Panorammma Atelier

Neolithic Thinker Stool by Panorammma Atelier
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The Neolithic Thinker is made from red tezontle stone, endemic to Mexico. Its design is a syncretic blend of primitive, modern, and prehispanic styles, with an ambiguous shape that can be interpreted as art or tool.

MOLOCH KNOWLEDGE Armchair by Las Ánimas

"MOLOCH" KNOWLEDGE armchair.
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The “Moloch Knowledge” armchair is a totemic, austere, and cryptic design inspired by the character Moloch, depicted as a human figure with a bull’s head on a throne. Its Brutalist qualities reflect the idea of the spirit transforming into matter and becoming obscure.

Amazonas Stool by AYRES

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The Amazonas Stool is inspired by the monumentality and power of the Amazon empire. It reflects the importance of monumentality in Amazonian culture, where buildings and fortresses were symbols of strength and power.

Very Good Stool – Galvanized Metal by Förstberg Ling

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The “Very Good Stool” explores the relationship between the carried and the carrying. The stacking and slotting of the different elements of the stool make for a certain structural clarity. Each part performs its tectonic function in relationship to the next.

Look Down by Carl Hultin

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The Look Down chair is Carl Hultin’s first attempt at painting over metal and features a low design with three feet, beige and red colours, and an eclectic, Afropean-inspired aesthetic with a new point of view.

Chainmail Chair by Panorammma Atelier

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The “Chainmail Chair” by Panorammma Atelier is a modern take on William Katavolos’ 1952 “T-Chair”, featuring a flexible mesh seat made of hand-linked metal rings. It embodies the concept of a “body without organs” and questions the desire for constraint, reflecting a Brutalist aesthetic.

Tori Stool by Ries Studio

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The “Tori” stool is a sand-casted aluminium stool created using the lost foam technique. It was inspired by the Japanese arch that signifies the separation of sacred and profane spaces.

Dumber Bench by Jumbo

Dumber Bench
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The Dumber Bench is a foam seat with a rubber spray coating that celebrates simplicity and naivety. Its design is playful and cute, which comes from its high-density foam construction.

Galeana Stool by Jorge Diego Etienne

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The Galeana Stool is a project that combines artisanal manual labour with experimentation in advanced manufacturing. It involves using traditional tools such as pencil, chisel, sandpaper, and wedges to realize digital ideas.

Matrix Bench by OS ∆ OOS

Matrix bench
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The Matrix bench is a versatile system inspired by architecture that allows for endless configurations. Its modular design features individual ribs, giving it a Brutalist feeling.

“Októ” Multifunctional Object by Tinna Gunnarsdóttir

"Októ" multifunctional object
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The Októ is a multi-functional object made of aluminium that can serve as a stool, side table, partition, and more. It is handmade in Iceland using the age-old method of sand casting.

“Whisper” Bench by Caroline Kable

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The “Whisper” Bench is a piece of furniture that encourages intimacy and represents a reflection of Kable’s traumatic past.

Pressure Stool by Tim Teven

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The Pressure Stool is a lightweight piece made of an aluminium sheet. The material is pressed into a pattern, resulting in a unique hardened surface with a soft appearance.

Tactile Monoliths no 3 by Stine Mikkelsen

Tactile Monoliths no 3 Brutalist collection
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The Tactile Monolith no 3 is part of a Brutalist collection of sculptural objects inspired by the rough harbour environment of Mikkelson’s Danish island upbringing. The objects are created using textile design methods and have a functional reference.

“Cage” Bench by Klemens Schillinger

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The Cage” bench is a lightweight and strong piece of furniture inspired by the Wiener Werkstätte movement. The bench is made of meticulously folded and welded perforated sheet metal.

Toasted Brick Stool by Toasted Furniture

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The Toasted Brick Stool is eco-friendly furniture made from recycled waste plastics using an innovative device called “the toaster.” The durable and waterproof plastic panels are used as the foundation for the furniture, resulting in a sustainable design.

The Bench by COSEINCORSO

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“The Bench” is inspired by church benches with hand-cut smooth angles, a blackened raw iron texture, and handcrafted cushions made of Belgian linen and goose down.

CODA V2 Bench by Simone Fanciullacci

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The CODA V2 Bench is an example of Italian craftsmanship that creates a limited edition bench from charred Cedar planks using the Shou Sugi Ban technique.

Carpet Matter Stool #1 by Riccardo Cenedella

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The “Carpet Matter Stool #1” is made from carpet waste and off-cuts collected from events and temporary sets. The collection aims to address the issue of carpet waste, which is not designed for disassembly and often ends up in landfills.

EP01, The Eindhoven Project by Lauren Goodman

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EP01 is a collection of furniture made entirely from discarded objects found in Eindhoven, using a process called place-based design. The resulting collection has a unique, Brutalist aesthetic.


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Brutalist design celebrates raw materials and the beauty of simplicity. At ADORNO, we curate functional art pieces that embody this aesthetic. Our collection features furniture, lighting, and accessories designed with an emphasis on clean lines and industrial materials.

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