We’re in 2022 – today most people have a sedentary lifestyle, and the definition of good furniture is function-focused. Clean, sleek, minimal, something that gets the job done while not being an eyesore. But we think the art of sitting deserves more than that. Like they say ‘’All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
Lounge seating, for instance, ought to have more than just straight lines and neutral shades. Point in case is this list of lounge seating that’s far from boring and puts the fun in function…
Right off the bat, this sofa looks like a warm embrace made of tailored yet plush cushioning and soft curves. Make use of it in residential or hospitality settings; it is sure to garner attention for its comfortable and luxurious persona. Made of six core modules and available in varied shades, the piece is a flexible and facile choice.
Discussions come in cool colours with the Cabana Lounge from Haworth. Imbuing a cosy yet elegant feel, this two-seater design by Patricia Urquiola is centred around creating comfortable and stylish seating. Right from its texture to its full-back, half-back, and no-back options, they are great for livening up a space.
The best things come in pairs, and so do these swivel chairs from Steelcase. With features like its modern form and a matching ottoman doubling as a storage unit, these chairs offer an aesthetic between dynamic and dutiful. It’s the right bargain for a space where colour needs to be introduced subtly.
With a curvaceous form that grabs attention, this sofa from Quinti can be both – the centrepiece and the neutral element that gives way to more vivid shades. The beauty of it lies in its supple and simplistic look and the fluid organic lines of its shape.
Timber and fabric, the irrefutable recipe for dependable furniture, come together in this sofa from Boss Design. The two-toned colour palette will sit well in a space at the edge of a contemporary and maximalist concept. The stitch detail adds to the seating’s basic but vivid aura.
From Moroso comes a modular sofa with a belt as its defining feature. In function, this belt ties the soft sofa cushions together. The thick, knitted leather belt swivels through the undefined shape of the sofa cushions, giving it an industrial look. Such seating would rightfully fit in a space that has a laid-back vibe.
The VIA57™ easy chair by Bjarke Ingels and KiBiSi was designed for VIA 57 West in New York City. From its name ‘easy chair’, the concept of the chair becomes clear – it is all-out fun. Available in a range of tints, this versatile chair can be of use in numerous settings, from hotel lobbies to apartments to cafes.
An ideal fit for the contemporary genre, the curves and light shade of this sofa from Giorgetti could become the show-stopping element of a space. Possessing modular flexibility, the furniture can be moved around and played with as per the design requirements.
Inspired by the blossoming form of a flower, this lounge seat has lines, curves, and panache packed into a single product. Employ it as an accent chair or use multiple pieces to make up a meeting nook. It elevates the design game with its impressive and sleek looks.
Thinking two steps ahead, this line from True Design adopts the armchair to double as seating. Probably inspired by informal meeting scenarios, this factor becomes a spotting element for the collection. The smooth meshing of its part is another factor that works in its favour.