Armchairs – Top 5 Of All Time

An armchair is an investment and we think should be something you buy once and is passed down through the generations.

Our 5 Favourites are –

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair

The most easily recognisable lounge chair and ottoman of Modern furniture design.  Charles Eames’ declared aim for this chair was to combine the utmost comfort with high-end materials and high-quality finishing. The result: a modern interpretation of the traditional club armchair boasting a convincingly well thought-out construction, right down to its tiniest details. Just as he intended, the chair conveys the impression of a soft, well-used baseball glove, inviting the user to sink back into it. This chair is a true design classic is is bought by you to be enjoyed by you and then your children, then theirs and so it goes on.

Black Eames Lounge Chair
New Black Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman – what do you think?
Eames Lounge Chair
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with a Cherry Shell and Black Leather
Ernest Race Heron Chair

A true British classsic – the Heron chair fuses exceptional comfort with dynamic sculptural form. The chair is a contemporary of similar designs by Eames and Saarinen with a British familiarity. Still made in the UK its design incorporates technically challenging upholstery techniques.

Heron Armchair
Heron armchair by Ernest Race – so simple and timeless design
Ernest Race Heron Chair
Ernest Race Heron Armchair as seen in an advert from the 1950’s
Content By Conran Glove Chair

Glove is an iconic armchair designed by the Godfather of British furniture – Terence Conran. Available in different finishes including a new anthracite shell we are sure there is something for everyone with this chair. A Design Classic of the future. The name of the chair is a reflection of the way the chair cocoons you and surrounds you. Its look is almost futuristic and gives it a very distinct appearance.

Conran Glove Armchair
Content By Conran Glove Armchair, stunning contrast with the white leather and black shell
Glove Black Chair
Glove Armchair in all black – so cool!!!
Vitra Cite Armchair

Cité armchair is one of Jean Prouvé’s early masterpieces, designed for a competition for furnishing the halls of residence at Nancy’s cité universitaire. Prouvé himself used this armchair with its dynamic appearance, its characteristic coated sheet steel rockers and broad leather arm support straps in the living room of his house. The base/frame is made of moulded sheet steel. The seat and back is in a single piece of fabric or leather with a polyurethane foam headrest cushion. The armrests are made of natural leather straps giving a soft and warm feel.

Vitra cite by Jean Prouve
Cite chair by Jean Prouve looks sublime in this setting
Cite by Jean Prouve
Vitra Cite Armchair the warmth of the leather arm straps is really highlighted in this picture
Vitra Cite
Cite Armchair simple design that will not date, only improve with age

SCP Balzac Armchair

An iconic armchair designed by British designer Matthew Hilton for SCP. Made with a solid beech frame with steel springs and elasticated webbing covered in multi-density foam with feather cushions, the comfort Balzac offers is second to none. A design that has come to epitomize SCP and their ethics. We love this armchair and as with all our other favourites your are just wearing this chair in for your children!!!

SCP Balzac chair
SCP Balzac chair in Utah Russett tan leather is a true Design Classic
SCP Balzac Armchair
Balzac against Concrete

Whichever is your favourite you cant go wrong with the design and quality our favourite Armchairs offer, we love them all.

The Team at Cimmermann

Image Credits and Links –

Ernest Race / Race Furniture

Content By Conran