6.Living Dining/Sofa Chair – Available from Muji
Brilliant for flexible living spaces, when you need a chair that can double as a practical dining chair and also comfortable lounge chair. Arrange a few (armless) ones side by side and you have a sofa – genius. It’s low slung shape is reminiscent of other molded plywood furniture pieces from the Seventies; one most common armchairs of our time the Poäng from Ikea. It was inspired by Alvar Aalto and designed by a Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura.
7. Talking Chair by Grant Featherston – Available from Grazia & Co
As if it was designed today, the Talking Chair is perfect for social distancing. It’s called the ‘Talking Chair’ not because it enables great conversation with others, rather the chair actually talks to you, so even in isolation you won’t feel lonely. Reissued by Grazia & Co the technology has been updated with Sonos speakers concealed inside. Bonus points for being made in Melbourne!
Price: From $6890
8.Jean armchair – Available from Jardan
What’s not to love about this armchair? The Jean from Jardan has excellent structural support and plush, cosy cushioning, without sinking all the way down into low-slung territory.
9.Huggy by Sarah Ellison
This really is the ‘it’ armchair of the moment. Designed by Byron Bay-based stylist and product designer Sarah Ellison, the Huggy encapsulates just how we are feeling right now. No doubt that it’s right on trend, but it also has a refreshing, uniquely Australian aesthetic. The Huggy is available in rust velvet and a sumptuous faux-shearling. I want one, you want one, we all want one!
10. Hana Armchair by Moooi – Available from Space Furniture
This is EXACTLY what we need right now. An armchair that we can fully relax, lay back and hide away in. The cute form is like an uncurling flower, it’s a fresh take on a wingback style armchair.
11.Kelly Armchair – Available from Jardan
The Kelly has a beautifully classic armchair shape with its soft curved lines and yet completely fresh with the upholstered tapered leg. The form is well suited to a luxurious velvet upholstery. The fact that this sweet armchair is made in Australia is really just the icing on the cake.
12.Joy Armchair – Available from Jardan
Coveted by designers, Joy is a delightful swivel armchair that’s right on trend, but it also has a refreshing, uniquely Australian aesthetic. Its plump shape is well suited to the textured boucle fabric in their range and takes on a more luxurious look in velvet.