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.
Above: From Pinch in the UK, the Goddard Armchair comes in a range of upholstery options; £3,060 at Pinch. 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). 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. 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. Above: The Serena & Lily Elm Chair is an update on the classic wingback style; $2,698. Above: The Jack Chair in Blue Wool is $1,999 at Schoolhouse Above: At Design Within Reach, the Vesper Armchair comes in a whole host of colors and fabric choices; starting at $2,895. 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.