MCM (mid-century modern) home decor has been a beloved way to decorate homes and offices and not just by interior designers, but by the average consumer.
Sleek lines, luxurious fabrics, and unique styles have made MCM furniture highly sought after over the years, and we don’t see the trend going way anytime soon, if ever.
In this article we are going to list our favorite MCM Lounge chairs, both authentic and replicas.
Adding a lounge chair to any room from an office to a living room, bedroom, or corporate space completes the area and makes it inviting.
If you are looking to invest in authentic MCM Lounge Chairs, then we highly recommend Design Within Reach as a place to purchase your pieces.
They have excellent customer service and a huge selection!
Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to bring greater pleasure to our lives.
Their iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (1956) began with a desire to create a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”
The result embodies what it really means to lounge.
In continuous production since its introduction, this set is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century.
Combining soft, inviting leather or mohair with the sleek form of molded wood, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the culmination of the Eameses’ efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology they pioneered in the ’40s.
Even today, each piece is assembled by hand to ensure the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, and you’ll be pleased to discover the set gets even better with use and age.
This is the authentic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller.
Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen focuses on form and tactility, Kasper Rønn on technology and ingenuity.
The distinctive groove in the seat back of the Nora Lounge Chair (2019) is such a detail. “It lends character,” he says, “but also binds the upholstery to the frame.”
Nora’s inspiration derives from the traditional wing chair.
“We wanted a chair that embraces you like the classic,” says Rønn, “but with less drama and a more sculptural shape.”
Inspired by 1930s-era furniture the designers of this chair, Julie and Mika Tolvanen, came across on a visit to Timberline Lodge in Oregon, they endowed the Terassi Lounge Chair with wide armrests to “add the convenience of being able to set your drink or your phone down within arm’s reach” and round tapered legs for a leaner profile.
The result is a collection with a rustic yet crafted appearance. “We wanted the overall feeling to be familiar but a bit lighter, a bit friendlier,” Julie says. Terassi is expertly fashioned in high-quality teak with a beautiful straight grain and topped with comfortable pillow-like cushions upholstered in UV- and mildew-resistant Sunbrella fabric to withstand the elements.
Hailed by Time magazine as the Best Design of the 20th Century, the iconic LCW or “Lounge Chair Wood” (1946) began as an experiment in the Eameses’ apartment, where they were molding plywood in what they called the “Kazam! Machine.” The machine pressed thin sheets of wood veneer against a heated membrane that was inflated by a bicycle pump.
Humble beginnings for what would become one of the world’s most widely recognized and highly coveted chairs.
Low-slung, with an expertly crafted molded seat and back (no bike pumps are used today), this chair cradles you in a comfortable position while rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement.
Taking inspiration from Brazilian mid-century designs, the Paulo Bent Ply Leather Chair combines comfort with bold contemporary forms.
Its angular back and arms are complemented by smooth curves, then softened with top-grain leather arm pads and a cushy back for sink-right-in support.
Modernize your living room or bedroom with the curves of this mid-century inspired chair.
It features luxurious velvet upholstery, a tufted back and curved arms that fit you in all the right places.
The hardwood back adds extra style and sturdiness.
Whether pulled up to your dining room ensemble or accenting your bedroom or living room look, this side chair brings contemporary style with a touch of rustic appeal to any space.
Crafted from solid wood, the frame features two curved arms and boasts a natural wood grain brown finish for a dash of classic character.
Plus, it showcases 100% polyester upholstery filled with foam for added comfort.
The Manhattan Home Design Eames Lounge Chair replica is the best budget buy reproduction you can find.
For the price, you simply won’t find a replica that matches this closely to the original.
The main reason that this chair is cheaper than the other top choice replica’s is that they use “top aniline leather” rather than “full-grain” aniline leather.
Nonetheless, this chair is sturdy, still has the same measurements as the original and to the naked eye of most people, they won’t know the difference unless they are true Eames enthusiasts.
Retro flair and timeless style come together to bring you the Kardiel Amoeba Cashmere Chair and Ottoman Set.
This set conjures visions of the unique designs of the 1960’s that offer up a mixture of imagination and style that you will fall in love with.
The chair has an aluminum base, tilt and 360-degree swivel function, and is upholstered with tweed-felt fabric in a premium cashmere wool blend, making this a luxurious addition to any space.
Choose from several different color options.
For less than $1,000 USD, you get the chair and ottoman in a luxurious upholstery and style.
You really cannot beat this price! This is perhaps our favorite reproduction of the original Egg Chair.
Featuring wide horizontal channeling along its curved back, tapered wood legs, roll arms and velvety-soft upholstery in a trio of fun hues, the Leslie chair is quite the looker.
This versatile seat offers super-soft comfort and a stunning update for your living room or bedroom.
Inspired by mid-century fabrics and design, this chair adds a nice flare to any room whether at home or in an office setting.
The designers and craftsmen at Manhattan Home Design really know the art of creating replicas.
They may not have the same broad selection in terms of color palettes just like what the other manufacturers have but the colors that they have are really close to the original.
In fact, it would be hard to identify which one is the real thing and which one is the replica.
They deliver the chairs fully-assembled and are of the same size as the real ones.
Even the architectural specifications are really close to the authentic product by Saarinen.
With its premium Boucle fabric upholstery (which is the same material as the original womb chair), this one is truly a value-for-money since it only costs $1048 and already features a premium-grade stainless steel frame material.
Relax on this Corvus Neville lounge chair and ottoman set.
Crafted with mid-century styling, this tufted set includes a metal base for extra support, and the walnut finish and bonded leather upholstery combine for an elegant appearance.
The chair swivels 360 degrees for maximum versatility and features arm pads and a cushioned seat for added comfort.
A fully upholstered seat with exposed wood looks great from all angles, whether in a lounge arrangement, public waiting area or private office.
While web suspension and medium soft foam cushioning provide comfortable support.
This mid-century inspired seat will add a classic touch to any space.
Matching the Eames Era mid century style, this gorgeous chair and ottoman set provide comfort and style.
The highly sought after hairpin style legs and tufted design was a popular design touch during the mid century era.
The ramp lounge chair and ottoman set was designed to serve as a carefree and comfort-filled way to spend your leisure time.
The perfect set for modern living rooms and lounge spaces.
Ramp is made with dense foam padding providing support and comfort and beautiful cherry stained wood legs.
If you simply just like the style of the original Barcelona Chair but are on a tighter budget, this is a great value choice.
The reproduction is real leather and has a quality steel frame.
This isn’t going to be the closest reproduction out there, but it will be the closest in it’s price range.
Consumers who purchased this have said “The leather is gorgeous and the chair is comfortable and sleek!” and “these are much better than I had anticipated at the price point. They are solid and the leather is stunning.”
This chair will still give you the style you are wanting to achieve but at at a budget friendly price!
Where converted lofts meet old factories, this chaise lounge provides city industrial chic style.
Although on the pricier side, this chaise is made of soft genuine leather that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Not only does this piece provide beauty to your space, it is so comfortable!
Designed with the same curves and lines as some of the original mid century chaise lounge furniture, this chair radiates style and class.
It comes fully assembled and ready to enjoy!
This beautiful recliner style lounge chair is not only a beautiful piece to look at, it is comfortable and made with a beautiful soft grain leather.
Tucked in the corner of the living room or bedroom, up next to a side table, or centered on an enclosed porch, this chair is the perfect addition to any room.
This durable chair provides the comfort you are looking for but brings the mid century era flare to a modern, updated space.
Made with the softest Top Grain leather, it includes a plush padded seat and back and sturdy iron metal legs.
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