Sit back and take a load off with these stunning handmade lounge chairs that combine both comfort and design.
While lounge chairs may make you think of super bad Barcaloungers from the seventies and eighties, anyone who watched “Mad Men” knows lounge chairs are super cool. More importantly, though, they are super comfortable. By definition, lounge chairs are for lounging. They are meant to be comfortable and meant for reclining or lounging back, as opposed to an upright style chair like a wing chair. But the ultimate in lounge chairs is to blend both form and function, or design and comfort. The Eames lounge chair of the 1950s is the perfect example. It combined style, elegance, and timelessness, but with an easy comfort that makes it still desirable after all these years.
While the Eames chair may be the perfect specimen, there are plenty of other chairs that can live up to the demands of both form and function. In fact, a quick trip to Etsy shows that there are some worthy examples of handmade craftsmanship out there, just ready to add to your space.
Don’t settle for mainstream furniture pieces! Instead, get inspired with these handmade lounge chairs to add easy comfort and style to your living space.
Handmade Lounge Chairs
1. Tufted Mid-Century Lounge
We love the easy elegance of this handmade piece from Circa60. It is inspired by the designs of modern furniture designer Adrian Pearsall and features high resilient cushions and teak wood. It also has a corresponding ottoman, which is important for any serious lounger.
2. Hand Woven Lounger
This stunning hand woven arm chair lounger from Masaya Trading Company is made with a sustainable-sourced Nanciton wood (tropical hardwood) frame. The seat and back feature a striking linear pattern in red, blue and natural. All of the wood used is either reclaimed from hurricane damaged areas or sustainably harvested. It’s a stylish and casual statement piece that is great for any room, and looks to be quite comfortable.
3. Leentu Lounge Chai
The handcrafted Leentu lounge from Lunar Lounge Design is made from formaldehyde-free Canadian Maple ply that comes from renewable, sustainable sources. It has a uniquely shaped wood frame and “slung style” woven jute web-seating that looks super comfy, but it’s also unique enough to add design to your space. It just might be the perfect furniture solution for your mid-century, ecologically-conscious home.
4. Relief Felt Lounge Chair
This chair from Mickus Projects blends both the mid-century with contemporary design. It features that timeless mid-century design, but its sculpted digital-fabrication is completely of this time. It’s made from renewable wool felt over an aluminum frame. It’s soft, sturdy, and while it may be totally out of your price range, it’s worth drooling over. It also happens to be in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
5. Grant Featherston Lounge
Inspired by Grant Featherston, the great furniture designer of the 1960s, this chair from Macer Home Decor features mid-century design with boho chic styling. It’s sure to be a statement piece if you add it to your living space. We love it.
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