Lounge Chairs

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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.

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.

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.


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.


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

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,900.00
Available from: DWR

Bufa Chair

What do we have here? Felt, stainless steel, and accordion-like sides… hmm. Inspired by tailored attire, the sides of this chair are threaded together with rope, presumably allowing for some adjustment. The idea of felt being transformed from flat 2D surface to a 3D form is nothing new, yet this chair utilizes elements of fashion to make an impressively stitched and very ‘this season’ seating option.

by MOWO Studio

Purchase Information:

Price: $759.00
Available from: Gessato

Neutra Boomerang Chair

House Industries is now taking deposits for the second edition of the Neutra Boomerang Chair. I’m sure you can see the boomerang-shaped veneered plywood frame, from which it gets its name, but for historical relevance you might be interested to know that Richard Neutra designed this chair for the interiors of the Channel Heights Housing Project (San Pedro, California) in 1942.

Available in maple or walnut with black or natural webbing.
25.5″w x 31.5″d x 29.75″h


Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Available from: House Industries

Magis Spun Chair

This chair made the rounds after its launch at Salone del Mobile, but it wasn’t until I saw the production pics and the video did I fully appreciate the design. Thomas Heatherwick (of recent UK Pavillion fame) was inspired by the craft of large scale metal spinning used to make Timpani drums. Using a rotationally symmetrical form, the Spun Chair appears to be more sculpture when upright, yet when lent on its side, it becomes a comfortable and playful chair. This version of the chair by Magis (shown above) is made of plastic rather than metal, which means it can be used outdoors and eventually recycled.

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and manufactured by Magis.


Purchase Information:

Price: $692.00
Available from: 2modern

Hatfeild Grellow Rocker

Budget conscious folks will be happy to see the just-under-$200 price tag on this Bertoia-ish rocking chair. Grey acrylic cushion is included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Hatfeild Grellow Rocker here

Pallet Chair and Table

Is anyone reminded of Studio Mama’s pallet furniture plans? If you were intrigued by the plans, but not the DIY type, you’ll be happy to see these, especially considering there are surface color options. When both table and chair are folded flat they can stack together for storage.


Purchase Information:

Price: £40.00
Availability: Buy Pallet Chair and Table here

Pumpkin Chairs

If exclusive items are your sort of thing, then maybe you’ll be interested to hear that Ligne Roset is celebrating their 150th anniversary by offering this special edition of the Pumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin. With only 150 in each color (red or blue wool), and only 42 of those available in the US market, you better put your name down quick if you want one for your own home. Originally this chair was designed for the drawing rooms of the Elysee Palace in 1971.

$2,100.00 each

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,100.00
Available from: Ligne Roset

Tavares Chair, White

Just yesterday I updated the post of this chair from last year, as the price had increased from just under $700.00 to $1,459.00. Now, I’ve no idea how MoMA has the price of $825.00, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than $1,500.00. Plus, knowing that it can go outdoors as well is all the more reason to snap it up.

Designer: Marco Sousa Santos
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
25h x 27.5w x 23″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $825.00
Availability: Buy Tavares Chair, White here

Spark Lounge Chair

This affordable (and colorful) lounge chair is from the same designer that did the Aeron and Chadwick chairs (both task chairs for those of you that didn’t know already). Surprised? I am. With all the tilts and levers and stuff on the latter two, this chair seems quiet and unassuming in comparison, except for the color choices, of course. It’s lightweight (polypropylene) and stackable, which makes it a good choice for a multi-purpose space.

Designed by Don Chadwick.
Stacks six high.
30.5″h x 25.5″w x 25.5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $247.00
Available from: DWR

Lamino Chair

Pretty much every time I walk by the Skandium Store near my flat I see this chair. It’s lovely in person, just as it seems in the photos, with quiet lines and impeccable craftsmanship, plus it’s comfortable (as all lounge chairs should be). Voted the Twentieth Century’s ‘Best Swedish Furniture Design’, it’s sure to be a piece that you won’t get tired of.

Designer: Yngve Ekstrom

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,305.00
Available from: Huset

Dune Grande Lounge

This fiberglass shell chair looks like a mid century classic went through some kind of warp zone, doesn’t it? At just about 4 feet wide, it’ll not go unnoticed as a seating option, that’s for sure. And don’t fret if you’re short on space; there’s a slightly smaller (and less stretched) version available (shown below).

Dune Grande Lounge: $1,895.00 (49.25w x 34d x 24.5h inches)
Dune Lounge: $1,695.00 (39.25w x 31.5d x 26.5h inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,895.00
Availability: Buy Dune Grande Lounge here