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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Upholstered Arm Chairs

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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Upholstered Arm Chairs

December 9, 2020

One of life’s necessities: A good upholstered arm chair for reading, sprawling, and dozing. Here are our nominations for best classic off-the-floor upholstered armchairs; we’ve purposely sorted for scale, favoring slimmer dimensions over space-hogging behemoths.

from pinch in the uk, the goddard armchair comes in a range of upholstery optio 9
Above: From Pinch in the UK, the Goddard Armchair comes in a range of upholstery options; £3,060 at Pinch.
london chair mitchell gold
Above: Mitchell Gold’s London Chair, a modern take on the quintessential English-arm classic, has a sweetheart back, cushioned seat, and turned front legs on casters and is available in a range of fabrics; $2,847 (or $2,135 for MG members).                             
the fritillaria chair by new york based decoupage artist john derian is based o 11
Above: The Fritillaria Chair by New York-based decoupage artist John Derian is based on an original Napoleon III-style pair of chairs; $3,030 in Belgian Linen.
another style from cisco home, the sebastian chair, shown in tori indigo, comes 12
Above: Another style from Cisco Home, the Sebastian Chair, shown in Tori Indigo, comes in a full range of Cisco upholstery fabrics; $2,965 at Cisco Home.
the serena & lily elm chair is an update on the classic wingback style; \$\ 13
Above: The Serena & Lily Elm Chair is an update on the classic wingback style; $2,698.
the jack chair in blue wool is \$\1,999 at schoolhouse 14
Above: The Jack Chair in Blue Wool is $1,999 at Schoolhouse
at design within reach, the vesper armchair comes in a whole host of colors and 15
Above: At Design Within Reach, the Vesper Armchair comes in a whole host of colors and fabric choices; starting at $2,895.
the ochre snooze chair is made with a traditionally upholstered beech frame, do 16
Above: The Ochre Snooze Chair is made with a traditionally upholstered beech frame, double cone springs, and cushions with piping. Contact Ochre for more information.
designed by hans olsen for warm nordic, the mr olsen lounge chair comes in 8 di 17
Above: Designed by Hans Olsen for Warm Nordic, the Mr Olsen Lounge Chair comes in 8 different velvet upholstery fabrics; $3,220 at Danish Design Store.
designed by matthew hilton for scp, the oscar armchair is the largest on our li 18
Above: Designed by Matthew Hilton for SCP, the Oscar Armchair is the largest on our list but noteworthy for its elegant proportions and upholstery fabrics. Prices start at $3,790 at The Future Perfect.
inspired by midcentury danish design, the raleigh armchair is \$4,095 at design 19
Above: Inspired by midcentury Danish design, the Raleigh Armchair is $4,095 at Design Within Reach.
from new company maiden home, the dune chair is \$\1,4\25. 20
Above: From new company Maiden Home, the Dune Chair is $1,425.

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