10 easy chairs to put you at ease


Retreat

Reality is a harsh place. There’s really no denying it these days. But if you’re looking a momentary respite—a simple lighthearted escape—here are 10 charmingly cozy easy chairs that make for a comforting retreat from the outside world.

 

Vilstol Lounge Chairs by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson, 1930s


Bruno Mathsson’s Vilstol is a design classic that features a light silhouette and a nonchalant vibe, ideal for taking your mind off all the heavy things. Photo © Modernisten

 

Lounge Chairs by Gustaf Allert for Svenska Hemslöjdsföreningen, 1939


Crafted by a master carpenter, this rare set offers generous proportions and polished design details so you can rest easy in proper style. Photo © Nordlings Antik

 

Lounge Chairs by Aage Herman Olsen for Kocks Snickerier, 1940s


This sheepskin and oak pair epitomize “Swedish Grace” and make us feel all warm and fuzzy—inside and out. Photo © Modernisten

 

Yellow Wing Chair by Mogens Lassen, 1940s


Wingbacks never go out style, not least because everyone loves to be wrapped up in comfort every now and again. The sunny disposition of this one by Danish modern architect-designer Mogens Lassen gives our spirits a much needed lift. Photo © Adore Modern

 

Anonymous Swedish Lounge Chairs, 1940s


Not quite winged but still quite enveloping, these linen-upholstered lovelies are as elegant as they are cush. Just sink in and relax. Photo © Nordlings Antik

 

Teak Armchair by Brockmann Petersen for Randers, 1960s


Nothing’s more reassuringly classic than midcentury Danish chairs crafted in enduring solid teak. The cool, out-turned armrests on this one by Brockmann Petersen offers a pleasant touch of the unexpected. And the new Kvadrat upholstery in peacock adds a extra dash of hygge. Photo © Møbelfabrik

 

No. 2 Lounge Chair by Dieter Wäckerlin for Idealheim, 1960s


Sure, they’re a bit minimalist. But this midcentury German design is anything but cold. According to your needs, separate them into two side chairs, or set them together as a loveseat. Plus, they're upholstered in deep blue velour for extra serenity. Photo © Adore Modern

 

Osaka Armchairs by Emiel Veranneman for De Coene, 1968


The Osaka by Belgian designer Emiel Veranneman feels outside of time and beyond the ordinary day-to-day. Bonus: they’re super roomy and oh-so comfortable! Photo © City Furniture

 

Wicker Lounge Chair & Ottoman from Kill International, 1970s


An unusal take on a classic design, this 70’s-era lounge and ottoman set feature a wicker-wrapped frame and calmly neutral floral cushioning. It’s sure to transport you to a different head space. Photo © Adore Modern

 

Feltri Chair by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina, 1980s


Gaetano Pesce’s iconic Feltri is like a royal throne made out of a quilted textiles. You can literally wrap yourself up in it and shield yourself from all of the harsh realities out there beyond. Photo © Artbroker Design

 

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