First, the original item that begat the term: the French Club Chair. Second, the American mid-century classic version of the same idea, the Eames Chair. In both cases, they serve as the cornerstone of any living area. Other furniture may occupy more space, but none are more used or serve as much purpose.
Additionally, what makes these examples so iconic is their functional elegance. The French Club Chair has a softer form, whether it be the ‘mustache,’ ‘Napoleon,’ or the even simpler ‘Rounded Back.’ The Eames Chair takes a stronger approach, its molded plywood structure combining with the organic appeal of leather. Regardless of your preference, both the French Club Chair and Eames Chair are sought after by designers as well as those who enjoy a comfortable place to sit.