Furniture Friday: The Wing Chair

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According to Wikipedia, the Wing Chair is “an upholstered easy chair with large ‘wings’ mounted to the armrests and enclosing the head or torso areas of the body.”  Got the visual yet?  Typically, when I think of a wing chair two things come to mind: navy and stodgy.  What I love about this room designed by Betsy Burnham, is that she made such an unpredictable seating arrangement around a seemingly predictable chair (albeit in orange).  

Here are a few of my favorite wing chairs…


I LOVE this chair, used it before and it is sooo fabulous…



Ahhh, the classic Baker Wing Chair…the lines are just gorgeous.  



The Vintage Wing Chair from Jayson.  

A couple of beauties from Hickory Chair…


Lee Industries Wing Chair .


The Emery Wingback Armchair in a trendy print on sale from Pottery Barn.  

delia-mgbwI love this slipcovered version from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.


A striped pair from 1st Dibs.


Who said you couldn’t have a wing chair on your front porch?




Okay, so maybe it’s a stretch, but the Egg Chair is the Modern Man’s Wing.  


Designer Tobi Fairley shows how to make traditional chairs bold and punchy, I LOVE it!  Check out her favorite wing chairs here.