5 High-Design Lounge Chairs That Will Let You Relax in Style
By HELENA MADDEN
A chair seems a simple enough thing. Plonk down on it, read a book, scribble a note; have a chat with a friend. But a good lounge chair is more than just four legs and some cushions: It’s also a spot to sit back, relax and let the days stressors melt away. Nor do they all have to look the same—nowadays, designers are playing with form more than ever, casting the humble lounge seat in new, interesting, sculptural shapes that command a room. Here, five that deserve the center stage.
Daiki manages a rare feat for a seat: It evokes a midcentury-modern vibe without looking played out. Conceived for Minotti by designer Marcio Kogan, who was inspired after many trips to Japan, the armchair marries the elegant simplicity of Japanese design with the bold, clean lines of American modernism. The cushions are embedded in a wood shell, which is perched upon metal legs—a material juxtaposition that further adds to the seat’s appeal. Daiki is indisputably the hero of Minotti’s latest collection.
Original published on 29 August 2020.