Classic Lounge Chair to be Discontinued! Hurry!
Posted by Manhattan Home Design on Jan 4th 2019
Buying an armchair is a lonely endeavor (but not in the way
you’re thinking). What we mean is that a real armchair is an individual seat,
meant for the R&R of one person. You add one more space and you instantly
get a loveseat, a place of covenant and leisure for an intimate couple (hence
the name). Add even one more seat and you’ll get a regular couch, a
three-seater, and so on.
So, there you have it. The armchair is like the minimal unit
of living room seating, so it can be a lonely endeavor to go out and purchase
one, even if many people use it from time to time. The best mid-century
designers understood the essential nature of the armchair, and more
importantly, its connection to resting and leisure. Not an office, not any kind
of labor (despite what you might see on Mad Men sets).
As an added side note, one of the best inventions since the
armchair itself is the ottoman. A simple piece of furniture that accompanies
the armchair as optional leg support. Science has proven that raising your feet
up promotes better circulation and helps you relax even more when you’re
sitting down, so the best armchairs in the industry almost always comes with
Suggested Item: Spiers Armchair & Ottoman
As a first example, I’d like to introduce MHD’s first Spiers
lounge chair, a Scandinavian classic in rubber wood and polyester with 6-inch
cushion padding for an extremely comfortable seating experience. But what we’re
loving the most about it is its ottoman: a large, humongous padded rectangle
with a wooden base, as wide and long as the armchair itself, and probably just
as comfortable as a lone seat.
The idea of the Spiers armchair is to let you sink on it and
fall asleep, but other armchairs want to evoke a sense of relaxation without
leading to sleepiness, kind of like what you would experience on a quiet Sunday
morning, reading the newspaper. This feeling is what the Papa Bear chair
replica (the original is by Hans Wegner) wants to accomplish.
Suggested Item: Papa Bear Chair &Ottoman
Take a look at the armchair’s natural recline and tall back,
much taller than the Spiers. This configuration helps you stay upright while
reclining. The ottoman is much smaller, and thinner, because you probably don’t
need as much padding or leg support. This chair’s usage is much more casual.
Bonus feature: those iconic little wooden handles (they should be on every
ottoman like this one).
Suggested Item: Eames Lounge Chair &Ottoman
As you might already know, the Classic Lounge chair is an
award-winning reinterpretation of the iconic Eames Lounge chair with ottoman,
and it follows all specifications from the original manufacturer (even though
it isn’t certified). I’ll let the chair’s own fame speak for itself on this
Suggested Item: Womb Chair
The Saarinen Womb chair replica might be our second
bestselling armchair with ottoman, evoking the long-lost feel of comfort and
protection that only one’s mother can provide. We’re not saying that this chair
will be a psychological aid in any case, as other similar chairs with that name
have popped up around the internet. Saarinen’s vision was more of a metaphor
come to life, and it might not cure your depression but it will certainly do
you no harm.
Suggested Item: Response Living Room Set
A little MHD bonus for modernist furniture enthusiasts. This
beautiful chair acts a little like the Spiers’ quirky sister on the product
line. The padding is much more noticeable and tufted, with sloping arms on both
the ottoman and the armchair for a unique design. Dressed to impress, most