During the dog days of summer, nothing sounds better than relaxing with a good book and a cold drink. So we thought we’d show you 5 great lounge chairs to unwind in at the end of the day.
A. Rudin’s blandly titled No 671 is anything but bland. Stately, and comfy with a sassy swivel, this chair befits just about any style room from classic to contemporary. Find it here.
The beautifully crafted Odense chair by Holly Hunt looks like a piece in a museum. The perfect proportions, the curved carved lines of rich wood, and the deceptively fragile looking structure, are all so elegant. Find it here.
Knoll’s Eero Saarinen designed Womb Chair comes in a variety of fun colors perfectly suited for such a fun chair. Born in 1948 – see what we did there – the description on the website of the chair “supporting countless positions” couldn’t be more fitting. All of the curves and cushions give the body lots of ways to enjoy sitting. Find it here.
Fewer chairs illustrate mid-century sophistication like the 1965 Milo Baughman Draper Chair. Perhaps the character Don Draper from the TV series Mad Men was named after this chair because I sure can picture him lounging in it holding a crystal high ball glass of 2 fingers of scotch. Find it here.
And of course this wouldn’t be a respectable list of “greats” if we didn’t include one of the greatest lounge chairs of all time, the Charles and Ray Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. YouTube has the video of the daytime TV show in 1956 where the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman debuts at minute 8:14
And lest you think Charles and Ray are brothers… “Ray” Eames’ full name is Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames. Charles and Ray were a husband and wife team. Find it here.