The 5 Most Iconic Chairs In Movie And TV History
Whether they are a seat of high power, a seat with mythical powers or simply a seat that just looked marvellous on set, there are many great chairs that have featured on the big screen. You can probably think of one or two without really trying hard. Of course, you have the typical villain in his swivel chair, the throne from which a great ruler governs his kingdom, and then there are chairs that are not important to the plot, but which are memorable all the same.
At Furniture Hire UK we deal with chair hire orders and deliveries everyday so we thought it might be fun to run through some of the most famous chairs in TV and movie history...
1. The Iron Throne, Game of Thrones
What list of famous chairs would be complete without a mention of the sword encrusted throne from ‘Game of Thrones’? The imposing chair has been forged with over 1,000 thrones, all surrendered by the defeated enemies of Aegon the Conqueror.
2. Burgundy Leather Wingback, The Matrix
When you think of ‘The Matrix’ furniture may not be the first thing you think of. Those bullet time camera shots, guns and swathes of black leather probably spring to mind first, but cast your mind back to when Neo first encounters Morpheus. Remember the red leather chairs they sat in? The chairs themselves may not be anything special in themselves, but they have become something of a sci-fi icon amongst fans.
3. Captain’s Chair, Star Trek
With a history dating back almost sixty years, Star Trek is more popular now than ever. The legendary sci-fi franchise has seen plenty of interstellar action over the years, and much of it has been witnessed from the Captain’s chair. In fact, it’s unsurprising that this powerful position is often just referred to as “the chair” in many episodes.
4. The Emperor’s Throne, Star Wars
Sitting atop a 100 storey tower on the second Death Star you will find Emperor Palpatine’s throne, a chair that seated Darth Vader’s dark master during his most terrifying and intimidating scenes in The Empire Strikes Back.
5. Hover Chairs, WALL-E
Imagine Earth transformed into a giant rubbish dump where no life can grow, and where dutiful robots clear up the mess. Now imagine that all of mankind exists on enormous space stations doing nothing but sitting, eating and drinking in padded hover chairs that offer the ultimate in comfort. The hover chairs in WALL-E might sound like the best invention ever, but it’s only at the end of the movie that we realise the part they play in a poignant ending.
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