Setting the tone for the rest of the room, we consider the armchair a domestic throne that oversees the style of a space. Paying a visual tribute to both design and craftsmanship it’s one furniture piece that’s been edited and reinterpreted more times than we can count. However, one constant is its ability to provide a quiet moment by inviting a cosy warmth and relaxing intimacy. In Biasol’s Prahran Residence the armchair not only serves as a relaxing oasis for one, it echoes the overall design concept – refined Parisian chic with a modern spin.
From functionality and comfort to the latest in technology and materials, the armchair is consistently being reinvented to accommodate our ever-changing lifestyles and is a gentle reminder for us to stop and smell the roses (or read a good book). From retail to boutique hotels, waiting rooms, living rooms and studies check out our contenders for the ultimate armchair below.
Loafer Lounge Chair
Arne Jacobsen’s iconic 1960’s SAS Royal Hotel has undergone a redesign and who better to commission a chair for this legendary interior than Space Copenhagen for &Tradition. The Loafer perfectly mimics the lobby’s spiral staircase and circular columns.
Driven by the comfort of the sitter, the Bollo by Andreas Engesvik for Fogio (available at Fred International) is generously shaped by pillowy cushions that give the impression they’re oozing out over the slim metal base.
Togo Fireside Chair
Ok, not an armchair as such, it’s still worth a mention. The iconic Togo Fireside Chair by Ligne Roset is an ergonomic design constructed from foam and quilted covers that ensure it is both visually attractive and physically inviting.
The Ghost Armchair
A longstanding favourite here at est, the Ghost Armchair designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni is a timeless and cosy nook. We love the relaxed textile cover that makes a casual statement for simple comfort.