Art Deco Tulip Loveseat & Club Chair

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I have never been to Iceland, but if I’m going there I would sure like to stay at the Hotel Borg.

Hotel Borg in Reykjavik

Hotel Borg in Reykjavik. Photo courtesy of news-e.hoosta.com

The dramatic contrast between the dark walls and white curtains emphasizes the clean lines of the furniture. See the tulip sofa and chairs? Classic Art Deco!

In this article we’ll take a look at my 3D models of the classic Art Deco tulip chairs, sometimes called shell-shaped chairs. We’ll then pick some favorite contemporary interpretations of the Art Deco club (or tub) chair, some of which have shell-shaped backs.

3D Visualization

Here’s my 3D model of a tulip loveseat.

3D Model of Art Deco tulip loveseat

3D Model of Art Deco tulip loveseat

The arms are veneered with burr amboyna, the base is coated with black lacquer (with some “cracks” for an antique look), the upholstery is beige leather.

I couldn’t resist making variations with the wood and upholstery.

Variations to the previous beige-and-amboyna combination.

Variations to the previous beige-and-amboyna combination.

The model in front has a black lacquer veneer, with leather upholstery in ivory. Kingwood veneer and a zebra-patterned upholstery is the look of the model in the back.

I felt the need to model the chair version as well. In the 1930s matching “furniture sets” were a trendy thing. We might as well model the chair type! Here we go:

Art Deco tulip chairs, in three types of veneer and upholstery.

Art Deco tulip chairs, in three types of veneer and upholstery.

Now we can have an Art Deco furniture set to go with our fireplace πŸ™‚ Below is my rendering of an Art Deco hotel room.

View of the sitting area

View of the sitting area

The framed photographs next to the fireplace are photos of New York City that I took when we visited there in 2011.

A special edition of the New York magazine says it all

A special edition of the New York magazine says it all

The tulip loveseat and chairs are look really elegant and cozy at the same time!

Get the Look

Don’t you just love these tulip-shaped Art Deco sofa and chairs?

Art Deco tulip chairs

Art Deco tulip furniture collection

Left top & bottom: Tulip chairs in white faux leather from Sultane Antiques. Middle & Right top: Tulip loveseat & chair in beige leather from Cygal Art Deco. Right bottom: Tulip chairs in walnut and zebra print from ICT Antiques.

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Art Deco Tub Chair : Contemporary Interpretations

Here are a few club chairs that are not exactly tulip-shaped but would look great in an Art Deco-style room. Come to think of it, they’ll look great in any room!


Baltimore Chestnut Velvet Club Chair

Baltimore Chestnut Velvet Club Chair

With its smooth velvet fabric in a rich chestnut color, the Baltimore Chestnut Velvet Club Chair is a beauty. The shell-shaped back is curvaceous and well-cushioned. Sure to make any guest feel comfortable!


Wright Purple Fabric Club Chair

Wright Purple Fabric Club Chair

With its beautiful purple velvet upholstery, the Wright Purple Fabric Club Chair adds an elegant touch to any living room. This chair is sturdy, and its classical appeal is enhanced by the elegantly carved frame.


Jason New York Sand Swivel Accent Chair

Jason New York Sand Swivel Accent Chair

The Jason New York Sand Swivel Accent Chair is a swivel chair with a wood frame and upholstered in New York Sand tone fabric. It is fully cushioned and makes a comfortable reading or TV viewing chair.


Avenue Six Captains White Faux Leather Chair

Avenue Six Captains White Faux Leather Chair

The Captains White Faux Leather Chair is a thoroughly modern take on the Art Deco tub chair. I love the curved back and feet of this design, and thought it would look great in an “Art Deco goes contemporary” kind of room decor. The chair has a powder coated steel base and legs, and upholstered in an easy car fabric.


Klaussner Furniture Swivel Glide in Honey

Klaussner Furniture Swivel Glide - Honey

The Klaussner Furniture Swivel Glide comes in a honey-colored upholstery. It’s a great chair for small spaces. A sturdy ash frame, low profile arms and tight back give the chair a stylish comfort.


Bradington-Young Marietta Glider Tub Chair on Clearance

Bradington-Young Marietta Glider Tub Chair on Clearance

The Bradington-Young Marietta Glider Tub Chair on Clearance comes in a rich brown leather upholstery and nailhead trim. This piece has a limited lifetime warranty for the wooden frame parts and seat cushion cores.

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New Pacific Direct Hayden Leather Tub Chair in Beige

New Pacific Direct Hayden Leather Tub Chair

A simple and versatile design characterizes the New Pacific Direct Hayden Leather Tub Chair in Beige. The chair looks sturdy and super comfy.


BEST Mia Black Leather Quilted Club Chair

BEST Mia Black Leather Quilted Club Chair

Studs add flair to the BEST Mia Black Leather Quilted Club Chair. Quilted leather adds texture and depth.

Books to Consider

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External Links to Sources

Hotel Borg – hotel in Iceland with chic, understated Art Deco hotel rooms.

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4 Comments

  1. hanS says:

    Love, love, love this! Can’t wait for the “set” to come out!

    • Thank you, Han! I posted the sofa first and then updated later by adding the chairs. Sorry for that–perhaps I should have posted the additions in a separate article instead. I still need to model the center table. Coming soon!

  2. Kris says:

    These look like very comfy seating. Don’t like the zebra print upholstery much though. I wonder if tulip colors would work for a modern home?

    • Thank you, Kris! These days there are plenty of mixed-style interiors (Queen Anne chair in an all-white contemporary room, or B&B ITALIA modern furniture in a Neoclassical room). Since eclecticism is in I’m quite certain the tulip chairs could be arranged to fit a contemporary home. For our 3D room model it would be an Art Deco-only style, though. πŸ™‚

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