Posted: 08 May 2012 07:59 AM PDT
Reclining chairs aren’t typically known for their cutting edge cool design and chic styling, in fact, a beautiful recliner is extremely hard to come by. So, we decided to take a look into this world of comfortable seating to see if any designer had managed to conquer the beast…
There is a very obvious dearth of recliners that don’t compromise on style, throwing fashion out of the window to achieve a comfortable cradle, but this Rofl Benz 577 really does look at home in sleek surroundings.
We also liked a couple from American Leather Marketing that tend to follow the lines of a traditional armchair but look neater in compact proportions. The Gavin model and the Chloe are small recliners in comparison to most classic silhouettes on offer but maintain the highest level of comfort.
The best recliner designs may be recliners that don’t look like recliners, like this chaise-style offering from Pansaonic Yasumi Relax Chairs.
Contemporary colors help modernize the look, and this Venus chair from Fama not only looks the part, but boasts a relaxation mechanism that is operated without leverage, with a simple lean back movement.
The Wink Chair by Toshiyuki Kita, is an extremely unusual easy chair, appearing as though it offers two headrests, but these two pieces cradle the head to heighten the relaxation factor.
Perhaps the most bizarre of the lot is the Varier Gravity balans, which really does look like it is defying gravity on its precarious looking balance points, this may be built for relaxation, but it might feel a tad unsettling teetering on the brink of collapse!
Recommended Reading: Modern Classic Chairs
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