ISSUE 20  |  Spring Awakenings

10 Easy Pieces: The New Pale Leather Lounge Chair

May 20, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Pale wood and pale leather: The combination is popping up everywhere. Here are 10 lounge chairs we’re currently coveting.

Above: The folding Saxe Chair by Mogens Lassen has an oak frame and a natural leather seat; $1,799 from Kontrast.

Above: Workstead’s Sling Chair is available in cherry, white oak, and walnut with a choice of black, brown, or nude leather; $2,950. (See more by Workstead, members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory, here.)


Above: The beechwood Toro Chair–here in a leather shade called Day–is $1,299 from Blu Dot.


Above: The Folding Leather Campaign Chair has a guindo wood frame and a leather cover (shown here in natural leather); $795 AUD from Small Spaces. In the US, the Citizenry offers the Tripolina Chair from the Palermo Leather Workshop in cognac leather for $650 (natural leather available by custom order).

Above: The Paco Chair by Brooklyn-based Friends & Family has a natural leather seat and brass hardware; $3,620. Contact Friends & Family directly for ordering information.

Above: The Mads Chair by Family & Friends is $3,200; contact Friends & Family directly for ordering information.

Above: The blush leather Smith Dining Chair is made of recycled teak and natural leather; $849 AUD ($673 USD) from Barnaby Lane in Melbourne.

Above: The Roseneath Butterfly Chair from Barnaby Lane has a steel frame and blush leather cover; $949 AUD ($751.89 USD) from Barnaby Lane in Melbourne. (Read a nutshell history of the butterfly chair and source more examples in Megan Wilson’s Object Lesson.)

Above: The Ovis Lounge Chair from Ladies & Gentlemen is $3,300.

Above: The Sunset Safari Chair from Chairtastic in SF has a leather sling seat; contact Chairtastic directly for pricing.

Also see 10 Easy Pieces: South American-Style Leather Chairs and High/Low: Modern Leather Sling Chairs.