Top 10 lounge chairs
When you want to curl up with your favourite book or watch your favourite movie, where do you turn? For most of us, it’s the lounge chair. They’re the perfect place for stretching out, getting cosy and indulging in a little ‘me time’.
Whether you’re looking for a design classic or a modern masterpiece, you’ll find something in our curated collection.
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair
Where else would we begin our top 10 other than with the Eames Lounge Chair? Designed by husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames, this chair is the prime example of what it means to lounge. It was inspired by the welcoming shape of a worn baseball glove and created with comfort firmly in mind – just one of the reasons it’s been so popular for so long. It has a moulded plywood frame, which carefully follows the contours of the body, an angled seat and an irresistibly soft leather upholstery.
Carl Hansen CH25 Lounge Chair
Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail are what makes Hans J. Wegner’s CH25 Lounge Chair so special. Its intricately woven seat and back take a skilled weaver up to 10 hours to complete using over 400m of paper cord. It has a lightweight, sculptural presence and brings a sense of elegance to wherever it is placed.
Magis Spun Rotating Chair
While there are many reasons Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun Rotating Chair made it into our top 10, the primary one is that its jolly good fun! Large enough to seat one person comfortably on its sunken top, it allows users to swivel in a circular rocking motion, or even complete a full rotation. And when it’s not in use (though if we had one, we’re not sure when that would be), it rests daintily on its side.
Vitra Grand Repos Lounge Chair
If you’re on the lookout for a lounge chair with more of a traditional feel, the winged-back Grand Repos is an excellent choice. Designed by Vitra in collaboration with Antonio Citterio, it combines the ergonomics of a task chair with the great looks of a lounge chair for the best of both worlds. It reclines, swivels, is generously padded, and comes with a feather-filled neck cushion for enhanced comfort and support.
Cassina 836 Tre Pezzi Lounge Chair
Part of Cassina’s premium Maestri collection, Franco Albini’s 1959 Tre Pezzi Lounge Chair stands tall and proud. It’s large, supportive and embracing and has a distinct half-moon headrest that commands attention. If you’re looking for a little luxury, you’ll find it in the Tre Pezzi.
Hay Hee Lounge Chair
There’s no need to compromise on style when searching an outdoor lounge chair as the Hay Hee has you firmly covered. Its waterproof, lightweight and has an airy frame that blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Designed by Hee Welling, it’s a perfect example of contemporary Scandinavian design.
Fritz Hansen Egg Lounge Chair
Currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen is as iconic now as it was when it was first unveiled in 1958. It was designed specifically for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel where its high back and curved shell provided privacy for the sitter. Every Egg Chair is stitched by hand at the Fritz Hansen factory in Denmark using a distinctive wave pattern – it takes over 500 stitches to make a fabric Egg Chair and over 1,100 to make a leather one! You can read more about Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Royal Hotel and the quality and craftsmanship of this classic design in our journal.
Vitra Eames RAR Plastic Armchair
This little rocking chair has been winning hearts ever since it was first unveiled at New York’s MOMA in 1948. It was actually first presented in metal but was swiftly changed to fibreglass as soon as the material became readily available. Today, in true Eames style, the RAR is made from polypropylene, which makes the chair more durable and versatile than ever before. Its organic shape and smiling maple rockers give it a playful look that makes it ideal for both adult and children alike, plus it’s available in a range of irresistible mid-century hues.
Carl Hansen E015 Embrace Lounge Chair
To sit in the Embrace Lounge Chair is like being enveloped in a warm and comforting hug. Its downward tilt encourages relaxation while the single padded cushion wraps around the sitter for a snug and cosy feel.
House of Finn Juhl France Chair
The final chair in our top 10 is the France Chair by House of Finn Juhl. This mid-century classic was first produced in 1958, featuring gorgeous upholstery in prestige cognac leather. Designed for the American market in the late 1950s, the France Chair is an homage to C.W.F France, an English businessman whose manufacturing company France & Son partnered with Finn Juhl.
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