Commercially Available Chairs in Star Trek

by Tadeo D'Oria, Eno Farley, Bernd Schneider and Jörg Hillebrand

Lounge SeatingDining ChairsStoolsOffice ChairsCar Seats

 

Countless off-the-shelf office chairs, lounge chairs or car seats appeared in Star Trek productions. Here is a list of the models that we identified, among them many design classics.

See also a list of unidentified chairs and help us track their origin.

 

Lounge Seating

Product photoChair nameSeen inScreen capsComments

Artifort F300
  • Earth Spacedock lounge
  • Enterprise-D quarters

"Star Trek: The Search for Spock"


TNG: "The Naked Now"


TNG: "Too Short a Season"

This chair was designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1967.

In Tasha's quarters in TNG: "The Naked Now" we can see an Artifort F300 with a red standard cover. The seat covers of the chairs in guest quarters seen later in the series were probably custom-made, to blend into the pastel color palette of the set design.

Artifort F549 Tulip Midi
  • Enterprise-D quarters
  • Enterprise-D sickbay office
  • Vissian ship

TNG: "The Loss"


ENT: "Cogenitor"

This chair was designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1960.

Troi's chair probably has a custom-made cover so the color matches the other furniture.

Artifort F582 Ribbon Chair
  • Stratos, Ardana

TOS: "The Cloud Minders"
The F582 or Ribbon Chair was designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in the 1960's. It comes in many different colors.
Artifort F598 Groovy
  • Enterprise-D quarters
  • Enterprise-D lounges

TNG: "Haven"


TNG: "Liaisons"
This chair was designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in the 1960's.
Balzo sofa set
  • Starling's office

VOY: "Future's End I"
Designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini for Moroso in 1987.
Barcelona Chair
  • Admiral Janeway's apartment (alternate future)

VOY: "Endgame"
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929.
Brigadier Sofa
  • Voyager mess hall

VOY: "11:59"
Designed by Cini Boeri for Knoll in 1977.
Chadwick Modular Sofa
  • Spock's quarters on the DIS-Enterprise

DIS: "Brother"

Designed by Don Chadwick for Herman Miller.

Similar modular sofas can be seen in Counselor Troi's office on the Enterprise-D and in Voyager's ready room, but those two are of a different type.

Chromcraft Sculpta Unicorn
  • Deep Space K-7
  • Sigma Draconis VI
  • The Burnhams' lab

TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"


TOS: "Spock's Brain"


DIS: "Perpetual Infinity"
Designed by Vladimir Kagan in the 1960's.
ClassiCon Bibendum
  • Worf's quarters
  • Crusher's quarters
  • Voyager crew quarters
  • Vissian ship

TNG: "A Fistful of Datas"


TNG: "Suspicions"

Designed by Eileen Gray for ClassiCon in 1929. This chair is named for the Michelin mascot (the Tyre Man) - an obvious choice.

It seems Worf is very fond of classic designer chairs. While he is sitting on the Bibendum, we can see the Stokke Globe Garden by Peter Opsvik in the background.

Cobra Pipeline Sofa
  • Stardust City Reproductive Health Services

PIC: "Stardust City Rag"
Designed by Johannes Foersom & Peter Hiort-Lorenzen for Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik in 1986.
Corona Chair
  • Sikla Medical Facility on Malcor III
  • Stardust City Reproductive Health Services

TNG: "First Contact"


PIC: "Stardust City Rag"
Designed by Poul Volther in 1964.
Directional Lounge Chair
  • Enterprise-D quarters
  • Enterprise-E quarters

TNG: "The Battle"


TNG: "Half a Life"
Designed by Vladimir Kagan in the 1970's and apparently not produced any longer.
Elda Lounge Chair
  • Romulan commander's room on D7

TOS: "The Enterprise Incident"

The chair was designed by Joe Colombo in 1963.

Colombo also designed the Boby Taboret, which can be seen in several Star Trek productions as a medical or engineering tool cart.

Harp Chair
  • Spock's quarters on the Enterprise-A

"Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country"
The harp chair was designed by Jorgen Hovelskov in Denmark in 1963.
Kilkis Chair
  • Silaran Prin's hiding place

DS9: "The Darkness and the Light"
Designed by Titina Ammannati & Giampiero Vitelli for Brunati in 1985. Indeed, this chair looks totally 80's!

LC2 Petit Confort Sofa & Armchair
  • Libby's apartment in San Francisco (alternate reality)

VOY: "Non Sequitur"
The three-seater and the matching armchair (which can be briefly glimpsed in Libby's apartment too) were designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928.
Lincoln Lounge Chair
  • Discovery crew quarters

DIS: "The Red Angel"
These lounge chairs are available from the Canadian company Sunpan.
Madison Dimension 2400
  • Original Enterprise captain's chair

TOS: "Wink of an Eye"

The chair was designed by Arthur Umanoff in th 1950's.

It was heavily modified and extended for the captain's chair, but the original armrests are still visible.

Madison Swivel Chair
  • Captain Pike's quarters on the Enterprise

"The Cage"
Also designed by Arthur Umanoff, this chair belongs to a similar line as the Dimension lounge chair above.
Meridiana Chair
  • Coppelius Station

PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego II"
Designed by Christophe Pillet for Driade in 2004.
Model 248
  • Cochrane's house

TOS: "Metamorphosis"
Designed by Clement Meadmore in 1963. As the user sinks into the seat, the steel edges of the seat are meant to serve as armrests.
Modern Sectional Sofa
  • Enterprise-D crew quarters
  • Enterprise-D lounges
  • Prometheus crew quarters
  • Voyager crew quarters

TNG: "The Neutral Zone"


DS9: "Second Sight"


VOY: "Persistence of Vision"
This sofa was designed by Vladimir Kagan for Preview. It appears that it was usually sold as a six-piece set as depicted in the leftmost column.
Mushroom Chair
  • Enterprise-D quarters
  • Enterprise-E quarters

TNG: "The Naked Now"


TNG: "Ménage à Troi"

Designed by Pierre Paulin.

It seems a metallic ring was added as a new base for these chairs when they appeared on TNG, so they would be taller.

Nautilus Chair
  • Yanas Tigan's house

DS9: "Prodigal Daughter"
Designed by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, ca. 1970's.
Platner Arm Chair
  • Eminiar VII
  • Counselor Troi's office on the Enterprise-D

TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon"


TNG: "The Icarus Factor"

Designed by Warren Platner for Knoll in 1966.

The chair in Troi's office (with a custom cover to match with the sofa) will later be replaced with the Artifort F549.

Platner Lounge Chair
  • Eminiar VII
  • Counselor Troi's office on the Enterprise-D

TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon"


TNG: "The Icarus Factor"

Designed by Warren Platner for Knoll in 1966.

It seems that both Platner chairs always appear together on Star Trek.

President Lounge Chair 265
  • Kirk's apartment

"Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan"
This chair was designed by Steen Ostergaard for Cado in 1968.
Ribbon Chair
by Steve Leonard
  • Data's quarters on the Enterprise-D
  • Voyager ready room
  • Trip's quarters on Enterprise NX-01

TNG: "Silicon Avatar"


TNG: "The Offspring"


VOY: "Scientific Method"

Designed by Steve Leonard for Brayton International in the 1970's.

We can see two different colors in Data's quarters: greenish and brownish. A leather variation appears on Voyager and Enterprise.

Rocking Chaise
by Milo Baughman
  • Enterprise-D crew quarters

TNG: "The Vengeance Factor"
Milo Baughman is a prolific designer, who designed several rocking chaises. This particular rounded model, however, is rather hard to find.
Serpentine Sectional
  • Counselor Troi's office on the Enterprise-D
  • Voyager ready room

TNG: "The Loss"


VOY: "The Q and the Grey"

The cross-section and the missing gap between the seat and the backrest points to this being the Serpentine Sectional by Milo Baughman, and not a similar type designed by Don Chadwick for Herman Miller.

Like other pieces of furniture in Troi's office, her sofa must have received a custom cover in a matching color.

Stokke Ekstrem
  • Ocampa homeworld

VOY: "Caretaker"
This eccentric (but purportedly comfortable) chair was designed by Terje Ekstrom in 1972 but not produced until the early 80's.
Stokke Globe Garden
  • Tarellian ship
  • Worf's quarters

TNG: "Haven"


TNG: "Family"
This very unconventional piece of furniture is often referred to as "Opsvik chair", after its designer Peter Opsvik. He designed this now iconic chair with the goal "to demolish the stereotypical ideal of the proper sitting posture".
Suspens
  • Ten Forward
  • Enterprise-D crew quarters
  • Starbase 173
  • Voyager crew quarters

TNG: "Q Who"


TNG: "The Survivors"


TNG: "Imaginary Friend"


TNG: "The Measure of a Man"


VOY: "Memorial"
Although the chairs in Ten Forward are sometimes attributed to Jan Ekselius, they are a later, similar design by Paul Boulva for Artopex. The taller chairs, with or without armrests, are called "Suspens".
Suspension
  • Ten Forward
  • Voyager mess hall

TNG: "The Game"


VOY: "Mortal Coil"
The lower variation of the chairs in Ten Forward by Paul Boulva, with or without armrests, are called "Suspension".
Swivel Lounge Chair
by Milo Baughman
  • Kirk's apartment

"Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan"
Designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin some time in the 1970's.
Tatlin Spiral Sofa
  • Kivas Fajo's collection room

TNG: "The Most Toys"
This sofa was designed by Mario Cananzi and Roberto Semprini in 1989. It is based on the Tatlin tower by the eponymous Russian artist, a monument that was never actually erected.
Turner Chair
  • Enterprise-D guest quarters

TNG: "Haven"

Designed by Dutch designer Jack Crebolder for Harvink in 1982. Only 1000 original chairs were ever manufactured.

This chair also appears in the Big Bang Theory Episode "The Relaxation Integration". It could be rented from Modern Props: "Cantilevered, harlequin-style, easy chair is upholstered in white vinyl."

Willow Chair
  • Ligon II

TNG: "Code of Honor"
Designed by the prolific Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904.

 

Dining Chairs

Product photoChair nameSeen inScreen capsComments
Argyle Chair
  • Ventax II
  • Tarquin's planet

TNG: "Devil's Due"


ENT: "Exile"
This chair was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1897 and is still produced today.
Arrben chrome & faux leather chair
  • Starbase 375
  • Enterprise-E ready room

DS9: "A Time to Stand"


"Star Trek: Insurrection"
This typical chair design of the 80's was fabricated by the Italian company Arrben.
Brutalist dining chair
by Adrian Pearsall
  • Vulcan High Command

ENT: "Awakening"
Designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, ca. 1970's.
Burke 115
  • Original Enterprise bridge
  • Original Enterprise briefing room
  • Original Enterprise recreation room
  • Original Enterprise crew quarters
  • Starbase 11
  • USS Tsiolkovsky
  • Atlec ship
  • DIS-Enterprise bridge

TOS: "This Side of Paradise"


TOS: "Mudd's Women"


TNG: "The Naked Now"


TNG: "The Outrageous Okona"

The chair was designed by Maurice Burke for Arkana and is based on a chair by Eero Saarinen from the 1950's, the Tulip Chair.

The original Tulip Chair commonly comes with a round base, unlike the types that appeared in Star Trek. For the series, the chairs were heavily modified, with a backrest extension and additional triangular details on the backrest.

Burke 116
  • Enterprise crew quarters
  • Enterprise sickbay office
  • Starbase 11
  • USS Tsiolkovsky

TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"


TNG: "The Naked Now"

This is another variation of the Burke chair.

It appears somewhat less frequently in Star Trek than the Burke 115. This model too was heavily modified, with a new backrest added.

Cado Cantilever 290
  • Earth Spacedock lounge

"Star Trek: The Search for Spock"
This chair was designed by Steen Ostergaard in 1966.
Cassina LC7
  • Rutia IV
  • Moab IV
  • Starfleet Academy cadet's quarters

TNG: "The Masterpiece Society"


TNG: "The First Duty"
Designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1927.
Dimple Closed Shell Chair
  • Discovery mess hall

DIS: "Context is for Kings"

Designed by Gino Lemson for Kubikoff as part of the Angel Contract line, this chair comes in many color variations.

This model appears in the Discovery mess hall addition to the black/white Gakko Slide Chair. It bears a certain similarity to the K-7 bar chair of TOS.

Dining chair
by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
  • Riker's quarters on the Enterprise-D
  • Utopia Planitia simulation

TNG: "Time Squared"


TNG: "Booby Trap"

Designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell, ca. 1981.

Dining chair
by Constantini Pietro
  • Chancellor's office on Malcor III

TNG: "First Contact"
Constantini Pietro is an Italian furniture company and produced this chair some time in the 1980's. A variation without the armrest appears to be more widespread.
Dining chair
by Robert Josten
  • Farius Prime bar
  • 602 Bar

DS9: "Honor Among Thieves"


ENT: "First Flight"
Robert Josten designed these chairs with the split aluminium backrest some time in the 1970's.
Dr. Glob Chair
  • Carraya IV prison camp
  • Enterprise-D science lab
  • Ronara Prime colony

TNG: "Birthright II"


TNG: "Preemptive Strike"
Designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell in 1988.
Ed Archer Chair
  • Admiral Janeway's apartment (alternate future)
  • Commodore Forrest's office

VOY: "Endgame"


ENT: "First Flight"
Designed by Philippe Starck for Driade in 1987.
Emeco Navy Chair
  • Cochrane's bar in Montana

"Star Trek: First Contact"

This chair was originally built for US Navy warships during World War II.

A similar chair with a more rounded backrest can be seen in "First Contact" as well, along with other types of aluminium chairs.

Empty Chair
  • Risa
  • Holographic family home
  • Kyana Prime
  • Varro ship

VOY: "Real Life"


VOY: "Year of Hell II"


VOY: "The Disease"
Designed by Ron Arad for Driade in 1994, together with the matching Fly Ply Table that doesn't appear in the episodes.
Faceted Form Chair
  • Deep Space K-7
  • ECS Horizon quarters
  • Defiant quarters (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"


DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations"


ENT: "Horizon"

Designed by Paul McCobb in 1959, and also known as "Origami Chair".

According to David Gerrold's The Making of the Trouble with Tribbles, the chairs were then brand new, and there were only two per dealership in LA, so the show borrowed them all. For the fight scene, the director asked "What can I break?" and was told "NOT THE CHAIRS!" Supposedly, one chair sailed (gently) through the air, but otherwise they were off limits.

The chairs on DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations" were actually casts of an original chair because they were too difficult to find in the needed numbers. The subsequent two appearances on ENT were probably these replica chairs. Note that both the original chair of TOS and the reconstruction has a frame with crossed legs, which seems to be an unusual feature. We only found the variant with inverted U-shapes on the left and right.

Fasem T38
  • Café des Artistes (holoprogram)

TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris"
Designed by Studio Archirivolto for Fasem, ca. 1980.
First Chair
  • Enterprise-D classroom

TNG: "Imaginary Friend"
Designed by Michele de Lucchi in 1983.
Follia Chair
  • Yanas Tigan's house

DS9: "Prodigal Daughter"
Designed by Giuseppe Terragni, an Italian architect and active fascist, in 1934.
Gakko Slide Chair
  • Discovery mess hall

DIS: "Choose Your Pain"
Only two tables are equipped with these "hero chairs". The other type of chairs in the mess hall is the Dimple Closed Shell Chair.
Hill House Chair
  • Tarquin's planet

ENT: "Exile"
Like the Argyle chair, this classic was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
IKEA Anima
  • Quark's Bar

DS9: "Way of the Warrior"


DS9: "Blaze of Glory"
Designed by Tord Björklund.
IKEA Pajala
  • Sisko's Creole Kitchen
  • Ajilon Prime field hospital

DS9: "Homefront"


DS9: "Nor the Battle to the Strong"
These patio chairs (and the matching tables) were sold by IKEA in the 1990's. They were not very popular but are available on auction platforms.
Hannah Stack Chair
  • Florida (Trip's nightmare)

ENT: "The Xindi"
This stack chair was apparently produced by a company named Izzy.
J&J Kohn Nr. 728
  • Riker's quarters on the Enterprise-D
  • Hospital on Valakian homeworld

TNG: "Liaisons"


ENT: "Dear Doctor"

This model, also known as Fledermaus Chair, was designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1907.

The chairs show up at the poker table as late in as in season 7 and were probably painted for their appearance in the series.

Knoll Toledo
  • Cochrane's bar in Montana
  • Voyager crew quarters
  • Cosimo's in San Francisco (alternate reality)
  • Alien repair station

"Star Trek: First Contact"


VOY: "Before and After"


VOY: "Non Sequitur"


ENT: "Dead Stop"
Designed in 1986 by Jorge Pensi and produced by Amat3 for Knoll.
Landi Chair
  • Cochrane's bar in Montana
  • Rurigan's village

"Star Trek: First Contact"


DS9: "Shadowplay"
An early aluminium chair, designed by Swiss designer Hans Coray for P. and W. Blattmann Metallwarenfabrik in 1938.
Landscape Chair
  • NX-01 mess hall
  • NX-01 captain's dining room

ENT: "Fusion"
Designed by Ross Lovegrove and produced by Estel Group.
Metrik Cantilever Chair
  • Discovery ready room

DIS: "If Memory Serves"
The Metrik series is manufactured by Wilkhahn.
MR Cantilever Chair
  • Starling's office

VOY: "Future's End II"
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed this chair for the Weißenhofsiedlung project in 1927.
Oh Chair
  • Archer's home (alternate future)

ENT: "Twilight"
Designed by Karim Rashid in 1999.
Organic Chair
  • Starfleet office
  • Xindi Council

DS9: "Paradise Lost"


ENT: "Proving Ground"
Designed by Luca and Paolo Giacomuzzi in the 1980's.
Panton Chair
  • Trialas IV colony

ENT: "Cold Station 12"
Designed by Verner Panton for Vitra in 1967.
Peanut Chair
  • Enara Prime (dream)

VOY: "Remember"
Designed by French designer Stephane Rondel, produced in 1991.
Papyrus Chair
  • Raffi's trailer

PIC: "The End is the Beginning"
Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Kartell in 2008.
Revers Chair
  • Yanas Tigan's house

DS9: "Prodigal Daughter"
Designed by Andrea Branzi for Cassina in 1993.
Romantica Chair
  • Sikla Medical Facility on Malcor III
  • Taresian homeworld
  • Krenim weapon ship crew lounge
  • Grat's office on Tandaran homeworld

TNG: "First Contact"


ENT: "Detained"
This chair was designed by Philippe Starck for Driade in 1987. It is made of aluminium with a riveted seat and doesn't actually look very romantic.
S44 Chair
  • Deep Space 9 courtroom

DS9: "Rules of Engagement"
Designed by Giancarlo Vegni & Gianfranco Gualtierotti for Fasem.
SS33 Chair
  • Starfleet Headquarters lounge

"Star Trek: The Search for Spock"
Designed by Anton Lorenz in the early 1930's.
Side chair
by Robert Kjer Jakobsen
  • Loomis's apartment

ENT: "Carpenter Street"
Designed by Robert Kjer Jakobsen in the 1950's.
Sylvie Chair
  • Enterprise-D crew quarters

TNG: "Eye of the Beholder"
This eccentric design was produced by R & Y Augousti. They very likely also provided the matching decoration visible in the same room.
Velox Chair
  • Rutia IV

TNG: "The High Ground"
Designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini for Moroso in 1987.
Von Vogelsang Chair
  • Enterprise-D conference room

TNG: "Sarek"
Designed by Philippe Starck for Driade in 1985.

 

Stools

Product photoChair nameSeen inScreen capsComments
Frenesí Bar Stool
  • USS Voyager sickbay

VOY: "Workforce I"
The Frenesí (Frenzy) Bar Stool was designed in 1984 by the design group Transatlàntic: Ramon Benedito, Lluìs Morillas and Josep Puig.
Jamaica Bar Stool
  • Cochrane's bar in Montana
  • Libby's apartment in San Francisco (alternate reality)
  • Jupiter Station

"Star Trek: First Contact"


VOY: "Non Sequitur"


VOY: "Life Line"
This bar stool was designed by Spanish designer Pepe Cortés for Knoll in 1991.
Jamaica Stool (low)
  • Arik Soong's cell

ENT: "The Augments"
This is a lower version of the Jamaica stool (which was apparently available with and without casters).
Lucite Bar Stool
  • Ten Forward

TNG: "Q Who"
Designed by Leon Frost for Lion in Frost.
Magis Bombo Stool
  • Krenim ship
  • Benthan ship
  • "USS Dauntless"
  • Varro ship
  • USS Relativity
  • Vaadwaur homeworld
  • Jupiter Station
  • Lokirrim ship
  • Kantare ship

VOY: "Hope and Fear"


VOY: "Life Line"


ENT: "Oasis"
Designed by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis in 1996.
Paperclip Stool
  • Romulan Engineering

TNG: "Timescape"
Designed by Hugh Hamilton & Philip Salmon for Kinetics (later manufactured by Amisco).
Platner Stool
  • Troi's office

TNG: "Hollow Pursuits"
Like the arm chair and the lounge chair further above, the stool was designed by Warren Platner for Knoll in 1966.
Rocchetto Stool
  • Starfleet Headquarters lounge
  • Enterprise-D engineering
  • Ferengi Marauder

TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before"


TNG: "Ménage à Troi"

Designed by brothers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Kartell in the 1960's.

It is possible that Wesley's stool was extended with a custom-made tube.

Stokke Barstool
  • Tarellian ship
  • Alexander's room

TNG: "Haven"


TNG: "A Fistful of Datas"
Like the more famous Globe Garden further above, this chair too was designed by Peter Opsvik and produced by Stokke around 1985. Curiously, we can find both variations both on the Tarellian ship and in Worf's quarters.
Tubular Stool
  • Custodian room on Aldea

TNG: "When the Bough Breaks"
This stool was produced by Amisco in the 1980's.

 

Office Chairs

Product photoChair nameSeen inScreen capsComments
Charlie Swivel Chair
  • Barclay's classroom

VOY: "Endgame"
Designed by Carlo Bimbi & Nilo Gioacchini for Segis.
Cobra Chair
  • Enterprise-D offices
  • Enterprise-D quarters
  • Voyager sickbay office

TNG: "New Ground"


VOY: "Latent Image"
Designed by Paul Boulva for Artopex in 1975.
Ergoform Workseat
  • Enterprise-A bridge
  • Enterprise-B bridge
  • Enterprise-D medical lab
  • Baran's bridge
  • USS Pasteur bridge
  • USS Prometheus bridge
  • USS Prometheus dining room
  • USS Raven bridge
  • "USS Dauntless" bridge
  • Varro ship
  • ECS Horizon bridge
  • Kumari ready room

"Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country"


"Star Trek Generations"


TNG: "All Good Things"


VOY: "The Disease"

A US patent from Ergoform for a similar chair design points to them being the manufacturers. A document kept in the Thunder Bay Museum explicitly mentions a "Star Trek Chair (1989-1992)" by Ergoform Inc. This could mean the chair was designed specifically for Star Trek, or it is just an informal reference. The Thunder Bay Museum has one of the chairs in storage. There is also a brochure for the Ergoform Workchair, indicating that it may have been sold at some time.
 

The chair was decorated with a Starfleet emblem for "Star Trek Generations". It then appeared in many later Trek productions and became the probably most reused piece of furniture.

HÅG Anova 2030
  • Enterprise-D observation lounge
  • Enterprise-D crew quarters
  • Starfleet Command ("Star Trek IV")
  • Shuttlecraft ("Star Trek V")
  • Jenolan bridge
  • Pasteur ready room
  • Prometheus captain's chair
  • Challenger ready room
  • Admiral Janeway's office (alternate future)

TNG: "The Neutral Zone"


TNG: "Chain of Command II"


VOY: "Message in a Bottle"

This chair was designed by Peter Opsvik in 1978.

It appeared with different backrests in Trek, some of which might actually be different models of the same collection. The chair can be seen in "Conspiracy" in Starfleet Headquarters, here with what looks like a custom-made headrest, probably to set it apart from the chairs on the Enterprise.

In TNG: "Relics", the chair is missing the extra headrest but has a padded leather or patent leather cover, just like it was available in the stores.

HÅG Balans Activ
  • Regula I station

"Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan"
This kneeling chair was designed by Prof. Svein Gusrud in 1979. The chairs were originally produced with two different heights, both of which appear in the movie.
HÅG Capisco
with saddle seat (1980)
  • Excelsior bridge
  • Enterprise-D science lab
  • Voyager bridge
  • Enterprise-E engineering
  • Jupiter Station

"Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country"


TNG: "Suspicions"


VOY: "Worst Case Scenario"


VOY: "Life Line"
The chairs that appeared in the classic Trek episodes and movies are from an old, no longer sold variant, in which the back rest is much smaller than on the current version of the HÅG Capisco.
HÅG Capisco
with saddle seat (modern)
  • USS Hiawatha

DIS: "Brother"
The more recent version of HÅG Capisco can be seen in DIS: "Brother".

HÅG H3 340
  • NX-01 ready room
  • NX-01 sickbay

ENT: "These Are The Voyages"


ENT: "These Are The Voyages"


ENT: "Dear Doctor"
This chair can be seen with and without armrests.
HÅG Signét 7700
  • Runabout aft section
  • Ronara Prime
  • Voyager conference room
  • Zobral's planet

TNG: "Timescape"


VOY: "One Small Step"


ENT: "Desert Crossing"
HÅG Signét 8400
  • Enterprise-E conference room
  • Voyager ready room
  • Vulcan High Command

"Star Trek: First Contact"


VOY: "Parallax"
Interstuhl Silver 151S
  • Kelvin bridge

"Star Trek (2009)"
Interstuhl 151S normally has four legs, but appears with a flat base here, perhaps taken from model 810S.
Interstuhl Silver 810S
  • Kelvin bridge

"Star Trek (2009)"
A nearly identical chair, with four legs instead of the flat base, is sold as model 101S.
Office Chair
by Jørgen Rasmussen
  • Eminiar VII

TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon"
Jørgen Rasmussen is known for his simplistic Kevi Chair. He designed this more elaborate office chair, also with the brand name Kevi, some time in the early 1960's.
Omnific Chair
  • Enterprise-D chief engineer's office
  • Enterprise-D lab
  • Enterprise-D quarters
  • Enterprise-D courtroom
  • USS Sutherland bridge

TNG: "Contagion"


TNG: "The Emissary"


TNG: "The Drumhead"


TNG: "Redemption II"

Designed by Marta Tornero and Bruce Adams, the Omnific office chair was originally manufactured by Panel Concepts and then supported by Sitmatic for several years before being retired.

Saddle Chair Anatomical Small
  • La Sirena sickbay

PIC: "Stardust City Rag"
Manufactured by the company Gharieni.
Soft Pad EA 219
  • Starfleet conference room

ENT: "Demons"

The chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1969.

Curiously, some of the chairs in ENT: "Demons" have only four legs. The commercially available chair, if it has casters, usually comes with five legs.

Teknion RBT
  • Discovery bridge

DIS: "Brother"
The frame with casters was replaced with a stationary base for its appearance on the Discovery set.
Teknion Sabrina
  • Cabot conference room

SHO: "The Trouble with Edward"
Wise 8WD139LS-012
  • Enterprise-B bridge

"Star Trek Generations"
These were slightly modified for their appearance, with a Starfleet insignia added to the back.
Zuo Unico
  • Starbase
  • Discovery conference room
  • Discovery crew quarters

DIS: "Choose Your Pain"


DIS: "The War Without, the War Within"


DIS: "The Red Angel"
It looks like in season 1 extra cushions were added to make the chair look less like the off-the-shelf product. The fabric seems to differ a bit, and they are not quite as straight as we may expect from a commercial product.

 

Car Seats

Product photoChair nameSeen inScreen capsComments
Hunsaker Big Boy
  • K't'inga-class bridge
  • Earth transporter station
  • Enterprise-D crew quarters

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture"


TNG: "Haven"
These racing seats were painted two tone for their first appearance on the Klingon ship, and later modified with added padding for "The Search for Spock", which is how they appeared a couple of times on TNG too.
MH OCH 300
  • Starbase Yorktown communication center

"Star Trek Beyond"
The MH OCH 300 is a chair for drilling operators by the Norwegian company Alu Design.
Procar Rally
  • Type-15 shuttle

TNG: "The Ensigns of Command"
Recaro CSE
  • Runabout cockpit

DS9: "Whispers"
For the Star Trek set, the chairs were modified with various add-ons, especially to the back.

 

See Also

Unidentified Chairs in Star Trek - noteworthy chairs we couldn't identify yet

Re-Used Props - Furniture - tables, chairs, lamps, other furniture

The Evolution of the TOS Captain's Chair - from the pilot episodes to the series and special variants

Variations of the Runabout Interior - a detailed look at the changes to this regular DS9 set over the years

Galleries - Original Enterprise Interiors - incl. refit and Enterprise-A

Galleries - Enterprise-D Interiors

 

Credits

The following designs were originally identified by Eno at Star Trek + Design: Swivel Lounge Chair designed by Milo Baughman, Rocking Chaise designed by Milo Baughman, LC2 Petit Confort Sofa and Armchair, First Chair, Serpentine Sectional designed by Milo Baughman, MR Cantilever Chair, Landi Chair, Jamaica Stool, Modern Modular Sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan, Tubular Stool by Amisco, Paperclip Stool, Metrik cantilever, S44 Chair, Kilkis Lounge Chair, Charlie Swivel Chair, Brigadier Sofa, Cobra Chair, Barcelona Chair, Sylvie Chair, Dr. Glob Chair, Von Vogelsang Chair, Suspense and Suspension Chairs, dining chair by Robert Josten, Ed Archer Chair, Lincoln Lounge Chair, Papyrus Chair, Meridiana Chair, Cobra Pipeline Sofa, Dimple Closed Shell Chair, Fasem T38, Arrben chair, Frenesí Stool, Jakobsen side Chair, Oh Chair, Hannah Chair, Follia Chair, Peanut Chair, Nautilus Chair.

The Model 248 Chair was found by annaph_m, the Platner Stool by prepostnyc, the Turner Chair, Balzo sofa set, Velox Chair, Panton Chair, Pearsall brutalist dining chair and Revers Chair by sideofbeans, the Constantini chair by Furnish Me Vintage, the S33 Chair by Places & Spaces.

Some of the chairs were identified by David Van Brink, Derek Ellington, Gregor Wittrick, Jeff_the_Sloth, Maik, Makrum Pro, Lt. Washburn, Masaki Taniko, Olav Rokne and Donny Versiga. The IKEA chair in Quarks's Bar was found by The Ferengi Costumes Of Star Trek. Special thanks to the curator of the Thunder Bay Museum for the research about the Ergoform chair!

Several episode screen caps from TrekCore. Some photos from Live Auctioneers, Pamono and 1stDibs. Product images shown in accordance with Fair Use exemption.

 


Star Trek + Design
about chairs and other real-life designs in Trek

 


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