Whether you enjoy reading books or watching TV, the best seat in the house is often a good sturdy armchair overlooking the view out your window. So it makes perfect sense to get a chair that not only fits your current decor, but also one that’ll last you a long time. While there are plenty of armchairs sporting bold colors and intricate designs, a minimal armchair is versatile, and blends seamlessly with different styles and moods.
Let’s take a look at these 5 minimal armchairs guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Plain and Simple
Wooden chairs are known for their durability, making them a safe choice for pairing with various decor styles.
Designed by Oata, a Netherlands-based design studio, this wooden armchair epitomizes the minimal lifestyle. They drew inspiration from the beam structure, before moving on to the overall design of the chair. By opting for a lightweight structure and a simple design, Oata was able to design a chair that showed only the essential parts.
Faithful to the ‘less is more’ way of life, the classic silhouette means you can easily use it in various spaces at home. Be it for your home office or dining room, this armchair is sure to match even the quirkiest of your furniture.
High and Low
Not a fan of timber tones? Try these black and gold toned chairs with a stylish silhouette.
Going minimal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style, especially when there’s a growing number of minimal furniture designers to look out for. Take for example, Yonsei from NYC, a design studio known for creating striking pieces with elegant designs. Their High Low chair is a noteworthy piece, with a unique take on traditional armchairs. Aside from its clean lines, one arm rest is also lower than the other.
This is the chair you’ll need when you want to curl up with a cup of coffee and unwind the entire day.
If you haven’t jumped on the geometric bandwagon yet, now’s the chance. The Sierra Chair is a friendly rendition of modern steel chairs with a Scandi twist. Made of industrial steel and cotton, this chair brings the soft comfort of the bedroom wherever it’s placed.
If a padded upholstered seat is more your cup of tea, look for a compact edition that won’t crowd your space.
With the spirit of individuality in mind, Chris Hardy designed the Alce collection which includes an upholstered armchair with metal legs. It has a futuristic look with soft edges that remind you of premium lounge seats minus excessive padding. You can even customize the finishes, which give you added flexibility when designing your space.
Soften your space with a rounded armchair to complement edgy decor.
French furniture company BOSC is known for their elegant use of fabric and wood to create beautiful collections of seating and coffee tables. Here we see their Yas armchair in white, featuring a white padded back that curves out into armrests. Definitely the softest looking armrest in this roundup, anyone who sits here might never want to get up ever again.
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