Lounge chairs are frequently more contemporary and less chunky than the traditional armchair. They’re great in libraries, waiting rooms and offices, as well is in the rooms more associated with comfort, such as living rooms or bedrooms.
Many of these chairs are statement pieces that can elevate or alter the entire look of a room. Design lounge chairs frequently hark back to the most memorable designs by famous design names, such as husband and wife Ray and Charles Eames. Their pioneering moulded plywood and leather Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman, designed in 1956, has inspired countless other designers since. Other classic shapes include the American director’s chair. First introduced in 1892, this fold-out style still looks super modern in a studio space or safari chic décor scheme.
If you’re a fan of the vintage furniture look, there are styles inspired by many eras to consider. Something with rounded arms in a plush finish evokes the 1950s. For a mid-century modern look, go for a lounge chair that combines white, wood and sleek silver. For 70s glam, why not splurge on a statement chair covered in shag or faux fur? Another versatile option is a swivel chair covered in premium leather.
Office chairs needn’t be uncomfortable or corporate-looking these days, either. For maximum style and comfort, go for a club chair with a nicely padded, curved back. Luxury chairs also come in pretty, whimsical styles that will look perfect in a reading nook, on a Parisian-style balcony or next to a dressing table.