Monday, February 16, 2009

My 10 Most Winning Wing Chairs

Traditionally a wing chair was an upholstered easy chair with large "wings" mounted to the armrests and enclosing the head or torso areas of the body. Such chairs originally were designed to provide comfortable protection from drafts, and particularly to trap the heat from a fireplace in the area where the person would be sitting. Hence, they were most often used near a fireplace in historic times. So the wing chair started out to function in rooms that were not centrally heated. We have come a long way since then and the wing chair has morphed to fit the times and the style of the rooms we live in.

Which is your favourite?


Big Chair by Jens Risom from Ralph Pucci International - Walnut Frame

Ixelles Wing Chair by Casamidy, a Mexican manufacturer located in San Miguel de Allende,
has a hand-forged black metal frame and upholstered arm pads.

Bergère Chair by Autoban for De La Espada,is available in Black walnut or White Oak with oiled finish.
The De La Espada factory is located near the Silver Coast in Portugal.

Gabriel Chair by Oly Studio is beautifully upholstered in leather with nail heads.

Sam Chair by Oly Studio a more casual look in cane and ebonized black frame.

Leo Chair by Oly Studio A stunning look in white leather and nail heads.

Regina Chair by Poltrona Frau with a molded frame, round grommets to simulate tufting and buttons.
and it is upholstered in Maserati leather.
Patricia Gray Inc. Photography Roger Brooks

Oriental influence by Chapman Radfcliff

B B Italia MaxAlto

B & B Italia designed by Antonio Citterio, an updated classical look by the famous Italian Architect Citterio,
slip covered and very comfortable to sit in.


CH445 Wing Chair by Hans J. Wegner from Suite NY.
This chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1960 and reintroduced in 2006.
A modern take on the Scandinavian look.

The Marks Lounge Chair by Michael Taylor Designs.
Designed in the 70's by the famous Californian designer Michael Taylor.

Click here to see another interesting post on Wing Back Chairs by A Schematic Life

Photograph 2 & 3 Elle Decor Photographer: William A. Boyd Jr

Patricia Gray writes about emerging trends, her inspirations, "What's HOT" in the world of Design, as well as sneak peaks of her work.