Room by Room – the Neutra Boomerang Chair

By Modern Simplicity • Updated on 08/31/2023

This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at lounge chair with retro styling, the Neutra Boomerang Chair.

The Boomerang Chair was designed by Richard Neutra in 1942 as part of a California housing project. Made from a frame of veneered plywood and woven-web seating, the boomerang side panels balance lightly on the floor, held upright by rounded side rails. This chair is now in its second release through House Industries, and is available in maple or walnut with either black or natural color webbing. This chair is a little bit of fun in a neutral tone to blend into your modern living area.

Wood is the word of the day here on Room by Room, and handcrafters love it. A versatile material for items from jewelry to home furnishings, solid pieces and plywood panels make for some great artistic inspiration. A classic open media cabinet sits on tapered legs for a Danish modern feel. A solid piece of walnut is routed to create a frame for a favorite photograph. A dog dish and integrated food storage give your pet its own modern edge. Stained wood is carved to create triptych wall art with a light look, while walnut planks are beveled and assembled to create a side table for your preferred cocktail.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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