Danish design chair
This can include the model, designer, used materials and the factory where it was made. Through this you can create that true Scandinavian living with your vintage easychair. This because in addition to comfort these easychairs provide for that trendy look of your living.
What is the difference between easychair and wingback chair?
An easychair, sometimes referred to as lounge chair, is a chair purposely build to relax, get lazy or lounge for that matter. Mostly upholstered with fabric and foam an easychair often has open armrests, can be easily moved, and sometimes has loose cushions. However the most important of an easychair is the comfort, it simply makes you relax.
At the beginning of the midcentury design era just after the second world war the term lounge chair is launched for easychairs that offer high levels of comfort. Often and sometimes as a rule, these design lounge chairs come fully equipped with a upholstered footstool referred to as ottoman. Proper example of a lounge chair is the easychair design classic 670 by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.
Through the years many different kinds of easychairs and lounge chairs have been designed. In mid century Denmark the most common easychairs are listed below.
The wingback chair and high back armchair are a mid-century reflection of a chair design dating back from the Queen Anne days. The wingback chair gets wider towards the top of the easychair which gives the idea of wings. These wings protect the back, head and neck of the person sitting in the easychair from cold wind or the heat from a fireplace. Danish designers have made some iconic wingback chair designs like the world famous Papa bear chair by Hans J. Wegner. Also the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen from 1957 is a key example of a comfortable wingback chair.
Low lounge chair and club chair
The club chair dates from the art deco era 1920s to 1940 and comes with fat back and arm rests. One really sinks into this type of chair and most classics are upholstered in leather. A most renowned gentleman's easychair example is the design referred to as Chesterfield. Many other derived designs were made such as the Kubus Armchair by Josef Hoffman and the Grand Confort LC2 van Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret en Charlotte Perriand.
A cocktail chair is mostly used to refer to an easychair with a slightly lower seat height. Often placed in a separate area in pairs with a small table. Referred to as cocktail chair most probably because of the activity of cocktail drinking after dinner for which those seatings are usefull. The seat height is typically 5 to 6 centimers lower from normal easychairs.
An American term for a design easychair or lounge chair with a provoking colour is accent chair. The accent chair allows for one to bring flavour to a room, a talking piece. Heavily used colours for such accent chairs in mid-century times were ocher yellow, orange, and blue. Fab!
Maintain your vintage easychair
To enjoy your easychair or loung chair for as long as possible it is important to maintain them in the right way. Our furniture is typically reupholstered with either de Ploeg or Kvadrat fabric. To view our available maintenance products for furniture fabrics please click here.
Buy your vintage design easychair online
Have you made your choice? Buy that lovely laze lounge chair or easychair online! In case of any doubts and want to see that easychair first? Please come by and make an appointment in our warehouse.
Found what you were looking for?
Any questions regarding or easychairs or looking for that particular Danish lounge chair that we currently do not have in stock, let us know! Or, any preference regarding a fabric of colour or even a particular fabric in mind? Let us know and we can make it happen! We can look for your favorite easychair, that wingback chair that you like so much, and have it upholstered by our professional upholsterer in your favourite fabric or leather.