Lounge Chairs

Astrid and Cleo Upholstered Chairs

Um, so maybe these chairs have very traditional frames, and maybe that’s not your thing, but please pay attention to the fabrics chosen, and how those patterned fabrics can update and modernize a piece. Plus, eccentricity isn’t a bad word, not to mention a bad approach to designing/decorating your home, after all, it’s your space to fill with what you like and love.

Astrid Chair, Pears: $1,298.00,
Buy it here. (38″H, 29″W, 35″D)

Cleo Chair, Grade B (Custom): $1,298.00, Buy it here. (33″H, 32″W, 31″D)

Astrid Chair, Snapdragon: $1,498.00, Buy it here. (38″H, 29″W, 35″D)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,298.00
Availability: Buy Astrid and Cleo Upholstered Chairs here

Nelson Coconut Chair

This classic deserves consideration if you’re in the market for an iconic (and comfortable) lounge chair.

“Intended to combine comfort with freedom of movement, the shape of the Coconut Chair’s white molded shell was inspired by the shape of Eero Saarinen’s Kresge Auditorium at MIT. Echoing both the auditorium’s triangular shape, as well as a portion of coconut shell, the Chair’s unique form invites a number of different seating positions. The shell sits upon a chromed-steel base with three thin legs. A single-piece foam cushion, upholstered in high-quality semi-aniline leather, is molded into the shell.”

H 33″ W 40″ D 34″

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,899.00
Availability: Buy Nelson Coconut Chair here

Carbon Chair (2004)

If you’ll look closer at this chair, you’ll see there’s no metal frame…it’s completely hand coiled from 100% carbon fiber and epoxy. As Bertjan Pot explains, “Every point on the rim of the chair is connected with all 4 points where the seat is connected to base-frame.”

‘Carbon Chair of Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders speaks of dedicated craftsmanship in connection to high tech materials and the material expertise only possible by personal excitement, passion and the love of “enlighted amateurs”.’

designers: Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot
manufacturer: Moooi, the Netherlands
materials: Carbon fiber

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,550.00
Availability: Buy Carbon Chair (2004) here

Low Pad Chair by Jasper Morrison

I just re-fell in love with this chair today when I saw it over at Nicolas’ small cool apartment entry at Apartment Therapy. We originally posted it almost 3 years ago, and I thought it was time for a revisit.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,366.20
Availability: Buy Low Pad Chair by Jasper Morrison here

Ikea Hacking with the Klappsta chair

I found a nice little post over at Ikea Hacker where someone revamps the Klappsta chair with a couple of inexpensive curtains.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Availability: Buy Ikea Hacking with the Klappsta chair here

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Smock Chair by Patricia Urquiola

The Smock collection shows such detail and intricacy with fabric yet it has an otherwise modern and simple silhouette…if I had loads of cash, I’d probably already own this or any one of Urquiola’s other pieces, but for now I’ll have to make do by pretending I have my pick.

“patricia urquiola loves playing with textures, as you can see in her smock line of furniture. urquiola bunches up the upholstery around hoops and round frames, giving the smock line a modern look with a rich and almost antique feel.”

steel frame covered in injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam. chromed or varnished arms. sofa back cushions stuffed with goose down. underfeet in synthetic rubber.

smock armchair, 23.8″h x 39.3″w x 31.5″d, $3,656.00
smock swivel armchair, 23.8″h x 39.3″w x 31.5″d, $3,647.00
smock 98″ sofa, 29.5″h x 98.5″w x 37″d, $7,654.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,647.00
Availability: Buy Smock Chair by Patricia Urquiola here

Steel bean bag chair

Wowsa. Pricey, but it would certainly make a statement.

Material: Steel

Purchase Information:

Price: $4500.00
Availability: Buy Steel bean bag chair here

Favela chair

The Favela Chair is named for the shacks made of several pieces of found wood scraps in shanty towns in Brazil. Each piece is hand made and slightly different from the next.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3200
Availability: Buy Favela chair here

Rubber Armchair by Brian Kane For Steelcase

An interesting armchair made of rubber tubing, steel, and maple veneer wood…

“the rubber chair has a unique, modern look, combining wood and soft rubber. this chair is in the permanent collection of san francisco museum of modern art. metro creates refined, modern furniture designed to improve the experience of life at work – through award-winning concepts pioneered by our observations, intuition and research.”

rubber chair is made of matte black steel encased in black textured rubber tubing, maple veneer wood seat, hard floor glides.

22″w x 30″h x 22″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Rubber Armchair by Brian Kane For Steelcase here

Cardboard Robot Chairs

Super light but surprisingly strong seating from Cardboard Robot. Made entirely of industrial sized cardboard and glue.

[posted by kris]

Maun Windsor Chair

Holy smokes, this chair is on sale for $300 from the original price of $750…a steal!

North South Project
Canadian designer Patty Johnson
H 28.5″ W 23.25″ D 21.25″ Seat H 17″

Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Availability: Buy Maun Windsor Chair here

Beanbag Ottoman and Chair

Beanbags normally have negative associations, but these are too good of a price to rule out just because you had one when you were a kid.

“Lounge in comfort. Durable, water-resistant poly shell with poly fill. Generously sized. Versatile as a coffee or side table, foot-rest or extra seating. Gold or white.”

Coffee Table, 31″sq x 11″h., $179.00
Chair, 40″diam x 30″h., $179.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Availability: Buy Beanbag Ottoman and Chair here

In House Low Chair

Check out the subtle crook of the legs and the way the leather wraps around the frame- it’s little details like those that make me understand the price tag. Plus, I like how it looks hefty.

“…low slung lounge with double-back leather seat + back on walnut or ash frame.”

28″d x 29″w x 18″h

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2900.00-$3200.00
Availability: Buy In House Low Chair here

Sawbuck Chair

This Sawbuck chair displays typical Wegner style. A surefire classic.

“A sculpture you’ll enjoy every day, the Sawbuck chair emboides the best of Danish Modern design- in fact, an early version of this chair sits in The Danish Arts and Industry Museum. Designed by Hans Wegner in 1951, this special edition in created exclusively for [Room & Board] by Carl Hansen & Son, the original manufacturer of the Sawbuck. Handcrafted from walnut and oak, each chair is made according to Wegner’s designs and specifications.”

29w 26d 31h

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,550.00
Availability: Buy Sawbuck Chair here

Bernard Sofa, Chair

I don’t know why it seems that the simpler modern sofas are more expensive, but I think something like this would be worth the price.

“BERNARD has a soft, generous seat depth and the gently reclining back provides a luxurious sit. Manufactured using a solid beech frame and upholstered with dacron wrapped foam cushions, the range comes in 2 and 3 seaters, a corner unit and chair. Available with either a stainless frame or a straight leg version. The chair is also available as a more compact version with a powder coated swivel base.”

by Simon Pengelly from Modus
Available in a range of Bute, Gabriel or Kvadrat fabrics, Hulsof or Spinneybeck leather or customer’s own material.

Chair: 24.5″H x 45″W x 32.75″D
2 Seater: 24.5″H x 76″W x 32.75″D
3 Seater: 24.5″H x 95.5″W x 32.75″D
Corner (L/R): 24.5″H x 50″W x 32.75″D

Purchase Information:

Price: $2999.00 - 3899.00
Availability: Buy Bernard Sofa, Chair here