Lounge Chairs

Petrie Chair by Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel revisits a classic 60’s shape with tufted and buttoned cushions and updated colors. Just under a grand.

Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Available from: Crate and Barrel

Modern Windsor (match off)

Perusing the various Windsor chairs designed by Matthew Hilton (for De La Espada), made me think that I had recently sighted a similar modern Windsor lounge somewhere else… and indeed, I had… at West Elm. Maybe it’s obvious which one’s which, but have a guess at the price difference and see if you’re right…

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Kola Rocking Chair

Did you like the Kola Chair (and its price)? If so, you could be over the moon that there’s a Kola Rocking Chair. The seat is made from 100% recycled polyester molded and epoxy coated and the base is steel (black or yellow option).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $504.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Joya Rocker

If you’re in need of a rocker to soothe a baby (or yourself?) to sleep, you might just consider this one from Monte Design. It has a small footprint (25″w x 31″l) so it could fit into a smaller room with little to no problem, and the clean modern lines won’t offend anyone’s senses.

Wood base options include a choice of Solid American Walnut or White.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $895.00
Available from: Monte Design

Prouvé Cité Lounge Chair

Continuing the tradition of featuring a design classic each week (‘Classic Thursdays’ perhaps?), we turn our attention to Prouvé’s Cité Lounge Chair.

Designed by Jean Prouvé in 1930, the Cité Lounge Chair has broad leather arm straps and a molded sheet steel frame. This chair was one of Prouvé’s earlier furniture designs, and typifies his rational-sculptural aesthetic. The strong lines with a reserved color palette all lead to a subtle modern look that looks just as current as it was eighty years ago.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,775.00
Availability: Buy Prouvé Cité Lounge Chair here

Starling Chair

A New Zealand Portage leather sling seat contrasts nicely against a white ash hand-turned frame; together they provide a comfortable lounge that would keep a seating area visually clean and light.

Starling was designed by Cameron Foggo of New Zealand.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,275.00
Available from: Merchant no. 4

Hans Wegner CH25 Easy Chair

Now, I know most of you are probably familiar with the bona fide design classics, seeing as they’ve made their way into just about a bajillion shelter magazine shots and are available from many a reputable retailer. I’ve long thought that there was really no need to feature all the well known names and designs here on BLTD, as it seemed a bit repetitive and unnecessary. However, seeing as we’ve reached well over 6,000 posts of notable products from hundreds of different retailers, there’s a huge gaping hole for all those ‘classics’ that we’ve sidestepped. I think from now on we’ll aim to fill in that hole, featuring pieces that are, at times, a bit expensive, yet always available to purchase online should you wish to add them to your collection.

Easy Chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son:

The CH25 Easy Chair was designed in 1950 and is a classic example of Wegner’s ‘organic functionalism’, for which he is internationally famous. Skilled craftspeople take 8 to 10 hours weaving more than 1300 feet of papercord to create each chair’s unique seat and back. Comfortable and ergonomic, this classic embodies Wegner’s belief that a chair “should be beautiful from all sides and angles.”

To learn more, visit Wegner’s Wikipedia page, PP Møbler, or Carl Hansen & Søn.

Made in Denmark.

Black Oak Frame Easy Chair, shown above, $3,295.00 from DWR

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T-Shirt Chair by Maria Westerberg

This is a nice way to recycle your old t-shirts or jeans, especially if you’re the type that hates the thought of donating the softest (i.e., best) of the bunch just because of a few holes or two. This chair by Maria Westerberg starts out as a plain frame and becomes a chair after you add your own worn textiles. It’s also available with fabric from left-over pieces from sofa manufacturing (£580) already woven in, but I think the fun would be in making your own (plus, it’s more affordable that way).

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Purchase Information:

Price: £275.00
Availability: Buy T-Shirt Chair by Maria Westerberg here

Club Chair Pool

Whoa, bright stuff. This boxy club chair is bang on trend, isn’t it… of course, I say it’s on trend, but I don’t have the images or data to back it up, other than a few links to fashion shows that you may or may not be interested in. Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to see a nice pop of color hit the floor of a retail store, especially mid February.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Available from: CB2

Kola Chair

Can you believe this chair is under the $500 mark? With such a contemporary silhouette/shape, it would look at home pretty much any where. It’s a breath of fresh air to know there are modern seating options that won’t break the bank.

Also available in black.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $442.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

ff1 (fox & freeze1)

Nice. This indoor lounge chair is made from 1 square sheet of synthetic felt, and takes just a few minutes to assemble (basically you tie one knot). Self-supporting and lightweight. See more at fox & freeze.

Check shipping rates at their website.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €275.00
Available from: fox & freeze

The 244 Nest Chair by Autoban

Recently on a trip to Istanbul, I stayed at the The House Hotel in Nişantaşı. I didn’t really take a lot of design notes (I was on vacation, after all), but it was pretty much impossible not to ‘ooo’ and ‘ahh’ over Autoban’s furniture and interior design. I’d seen this Nest chair in person before at trade shows, but it wasn’t until I saw it in the main area of the House Hotel did I fully appreciate how much of a statement piece it is.

Sure, it’s got the ‘statement piece’ price, but the chair acts as a sort of room on its own, mimicking the traditional dome chair shape, yet allowing light and air through the slats of the back and sides. It’s really an excellent choice for a large room that needs a pair of high backed armchairs to designate a seating area. Also, Contemporist has some good overview of photos of the hotel if you’re curious, or you can take a look via the website of The House Hotel in Nişantaşı.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5185.00
Availability: Buy The 244 Nest Chair by Autoban here

Toro Chair from Blu Dot

Olé, motherf#c!xr, indeed. Talk about a whole lot of bang for your buck, this chair from Blu Dot is one heck of a looker. A saddle leather sling in either natural or black (with accompanying white or black-stained beech frame) has a high end look with a downright affordable* price, especially if you figure in the 20% savings until November 8 (use promo code BLUDOT20 at checkout). That brings it down to $799 from the regular price of $999.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00 (799.00)
Available from: 2modern

Iko Iko Chair

Take a look at this laid back chair by Jardan, an Australian owned and family run company. The seat angle and low silhouette look ideal for a lounge chair.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00
Availability: Buy Iko Iko Chair here

Pelican Chair

Seeing that we’re all usually up for saving some money, you might be interested to know that DWR is having their annual sale on upholstery and rugs. A quick peruse through their offerings and I kept getting caught on the Pelican Chair (1940). Curves and comfort are words that spring to mind, and of course, you just can’t go wrong with a piece designed by the architect and designer Finn Juhl. While his furniture is certainly in the ‘investment piece’ price range, you can possibly save a good chunk of change from now until the end of August.

And, if the Pelican Chair isn’t quite your cup of tea, there’s several other iconic pieces to set your sights on. Check it out: 15% off at DWR’s Upholstery and Rug Sale.

“A chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself.” -Finn Juhl
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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,900.00
Available from: DWR