- The oldest chairs in history are documented to be about 5000 years old and were used only by the Egyptian pharaohs and nobles; the Victorian era chairs carried forward the trend and came with lacquered patinas, ornaments, and oriental motifs.
- An Occasional Chair is serves its purpose – additional seating when the need arises. Easy to move, light weight, mostly armless and come in a variety of designs and styles. The Chiavari is one of the most commonly used occasional chairs because of its ultra-lightweight design.
- The generously sized Wingback chair is not just an ideal partner to a sofa, it can also be placed near a fireplace or as end chairs at the head and foot of a dining table. The Wingback is as amazing in a pair across the coffee table as it is on its own filling up your reading corner.
- The stately lines, an exposed wooden frame around an upholstered seat and back and a loose seat cushion of a Bergere made it a winner among the 17th century French nobles with quite a few of these being spotted in the White House too. The Bergere complement many furniture styles and are good reading chairs.
- A Chair-and-a-half, that’s right – it’s actually a term! Larger than an armchair and smaller than a loveseat, it fills up awkward spaces beautifully and is ideal as a reading nook.
- The Slipper Chair – a petite, armless, upholstered accent chair was actually a popular choice among the Victorian era ladies as it made their daily chore of slipping in and out of the shoes and stockings seem like a piece of cake!
- The Club Chair is said to have come from the 19th century English Gentlemen’s Club, but it actually originated in the French design studios. A cushy, upholstered chair with low back, deep seats, and arms, its perfect for relaxing.
- The Egg Chair, designed exclusively in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen for the Radisson in Copenhagen, was reminiscent of the egg shape and was designed to cocoon its occupant. However, the design experts agree that it was in fact, inspired by the Womb Chair, designed by Eero Saarinen.
- A Fauteuil Chair, an open-arm chair, has its designs rooted in the 17th Century France. A mostly exposed wooden frame, which was sometimes painted or gilded and with upholstered arms, back, and seat, was a perfect fit for a working desk or a formal living space.
- A Chaise Lounge, essentially a long, narrow, lounging chair helps you stretch your legs and relax without the need for an ottoman. Hence, mostly apt for outdoors.
Our Idea of Perfection – An Accent Chair in Two Fabrics
Well, at first, choosing the perfect accent chair might seem a daunting task to you considering the way it will define your space and reflect your personality, but hey! That’s why we are here!
Who doesn’t love a chair upholstered in a gorgeous fabric? A quirky upholstered accent chair might just be the missing piece in your living room puzzle; and if it’s two gorgeous fabrics that you have set your heart on, then? Well, the first thing you should do – come to The Pink Chair!
Whether it’s an element of drama you want to create in your living room or a medley of colours you want splashed across the dining area, the key is to add a visual punch to make an area – a fireplace, the dining zone, or even the space below the staircase a focal point. The scale, pattern, and colour of the two fabrics shouldn’t blend with each other; instead they should vary till the point they create a high degree of contrast. We love the combination of the bird print fabric (grey & yellow) and grey geometrical print on this Iliad chair. Also, this oversized wing chair looks perfect with only its seat and the back in a brightly upholstered print while the arms are neutral. Don’t be afraid to bring out that bohemian and sassy side of you! Choose a bold colour palette and chic patterns for that comfortable and casual look. And if you’re feeling a little more daring, why not mix a bit of tiger print with leather? We love this look here !