Lounging Around

London, NYC, Luxembourg... Birmingham. Next stop on the Vitra roadshow is Mailbox’s Level 1, showcasing some of the design brand’s best-loved chairs. If you’re the kind of person that can get excited about sitting, and I definitely am, you’ll be delighted to see the likes of an Eames Lounge Chair and others IRL. Head down to see the collection (it'll cost you precisely nought) until Oct 27.

If you don't already, get to know the Eames  Lounge  chair. It's been oft-replicated and has had more than a few film   cameos  . It's basically a celebrity in the furniture world.

If you don't already, get to know the Eames Lounge chair. It's been oft-replicated and has had more than a few film cameos. It's basically a celebrity in the furniture world.

How long would you spend designing a chair? The idea for the  Panton  began in the mid 50s, but it didn't go into production until 1967. Worth the wait though.

How long would you spend designing a chair? The idea for the Panton began in the mid 50s, but it didn't go into production until 1967. Worth the wait though.

Jean Prouvé thought about chairs and weight distribution in 1939 so we don't have to. His  Standard  chair bears the stress on the back legs, where the weight is. Thx Jean.

Jean Prouvé thought about chairs and weight distribution in 1939 so we don't have to. His Standard chair bears the stress on the back legs, where the weight is. Thx Jean.

Seemingly nothing to do with the town in Sandwell, the  TipTon  chair can be tilted forward for two different positions. It's recyclable (and a more economical option if you're buying).

Seemingly nothing to do with the town in Sandwell, the TipTon chair can be tilted forward for two different positions. It's recyclable (and a more economical option if you're buying).

The  .03  chair doesn't have the catchiest name, but what it lacks in fanciness it makes up for in comfort and minimalism. And chic points™. Available in black or red.

The .03 chair doesn't have the catchiest name, but what it lacks in fanciness it makes up for in comfort and minimalism. And chic points™. Available in black or red.

The  Organic  chair, designed by Eames and Saarinen, is a mid-century classic. It's moulded in one piece and fits the contours of the body. The perfect reading spot.

The Organic chair, designed by Eames and Saarinen, is a mid-century classic. It's moulded in one piece and fits the contours of the body. The perfect reading spot.