one of my favorite classes in college was an interior design history class. the class focused on the last 100 years of interior design, and one of the elements that i enjoyed the most was the section on modern classic furniture. there are literally hundreds of chairs that are considered "modern classics", but these happen to be my favorites, and the ones that i feel blend most effectively into a more traditional setting.
designer: ludwig mies van der rohe
designer: le corbusier
designer: arne jacobsen
designer: marcel breuer
eames lounge chair
designers: charles and ray eames
(all images via pinterest)
*most of these chairs might look familiar because they are often used in residential and commercial spaces, and are often knocked off by large retailers. i love the way these chairs can add a little personality and an eclectic vibe to any traditional interior.