The terms “daybed”, “chaise lounge” and “couch” used to refer to the same piece of furniture at one point, their designs being individualized later on. Chaise lounge chairs most often refer to long reclining chairs designed for individual use, unlike a sofa. An indoor chaise lounge is sometimes used as an accent piece in areas such as the living room or bedroom. They can also add comfort to a reading corner or make a home office feel casual and inviting.
The Harrison Chaise Lounge has one of the most basic and simple designs available. It has a stainless steel frame which allows the backrest to be adjusted at various angles for increased comfort. This piece is not meant to stand out but rather to blend in with a modern and casual interior design.
Also very simple, the Whist Chaise has a sculptural and sinuous shape. It was designed by Olivier Mourgue back in the 1960s and is a very rare model. The frame of the chair is made of chrome-plates steel and is finished with black leather upholstery. Both the frame and the upholstery age well, gaining a beautiful patina over time.
When designing the Microstructures series, Joris Laarman explored elements of the 3D printing technique, using durable materials and intricate patterns. This chaise lounge used copper and nickel plated 3D printed polyamide, silk, cotton and Merino wool and its design is elegant, sculptural and intriguing in many ways.
This sculptural lounge chair has something that reminds us of a puzzle. It’s the design created by the finalists of the Wilsonart Student Chair Design Competition sponsored by Wilsonart. The chair’s irregular structure is composed of numerous wooden triangles attached to a sculptural frame. This is one of the designs featured at ICFF 2015.
Obviously, there are numerous designs to choose from for an indoor lounge chair. Each has its own unique characteristics which allow it to be integrated in specific environments. A simple design with a wooden base and comfortable upholstery can make a pretty nice addition to a living room, complementing the sofa and coffee table.
The Pause is a hybrid piece, somewhere between a regular chair and a chaise lounge. Its design was inspired by the occasional need to escape daily routine and to relax, reflect or read a book. It was meant as a comfortable seat with a sculptural shape designed to follow the curves of the human body and its organic contour, creating a feeling of lightness and comfort.
The inspiration for the Cowrie collection which includes this stylish and eye-catching rocking chair came from the beauty of sea shells and their concave lines and organic forms in particular. The chair features curvilinear forms and delicate, sinuous lines. It’s made from a single sheet of Ash plywood and is available with either a natural or ebonised finish.
Paper Planes is the series of lounge chairs designed by Doshi Levien using a type of fabric which incorporates Swarovsky crystals. The design was inspired by folded graph paper. The pattern on the upholstery was created using thin black and white lines adorned with crystals which are only visible when the light gleams off them. The Paper Planes were meant as comfortable reading chairs, complemented by a floor lamp.
Given the name and design, it’s easy to see where the inspiration for the Ice-skating Daybed came from. Its structure is made of solid walnut and chrome-plated metal, complete with comfortable fabric upholstery and cushion. It was designed by Jaime Hayon who created a limited edition of only 8 pieces.
Orgone is quite the unusual lounge chair. Designed by Marc Newson, this chaise longue is made in fiberglass. The design is available in polished lacquer which can be red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white or black. The simplicity of the design makes this piece very versatile while the array of available colors makes it suitable for playful, modern and dynamic spaces.
You might wonder how exactly you’re supposed to sit comfortably on a lounge chair with such an unusual shape. Actually, the Relax chair was meant to be shared by two people, sitting back to back. The idea is interesting and the design which allowed it to materialize is very simple. This is an indoor lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin and built of wood, foam and fabric.
Designer Pierre Paulin also created Declive, a sleek and comfortable lounge chair with a casual and versatile look which allows it to be used as an accent piece in modern and contemporary living rooms. It’s made of wood and aluminum with textile upholstery. The design is not only versatile but also flexible. It’s simple and eye-catching at the same time.
Lounge chairs can take a variety of forms. Some are closer to daybeds while others are more similar to regular chairs. A lounge chair can also simply be any comfortable chair that’s long enough to allow the user to sit comfortably and put their feet up. This particular design is pretty close to that goal. Its asymmetrical shape encourages a casual sitting position.
Other designs take comfort very seriously. This is a lounge chair designed to offer an ergonomic sitting position, following the body’s natural curves and allowing the user to relax while reading a book, a magazine or when wishing to meditate and relax without really needing anything else. Such a chaise lounge can easily replace the usual chair and ottoman combo.
Certain lounge chairs have designs which bring them closer to daybeds. Designs like this one are ideal for corner spaces. You could have such a lounge chair placed in an empty corner which you could transform into a reading area. Add a side table and a floor or table lamp and the design will be complete. The cushions can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the user’s desired position or the level of comfort desired.
This is a similar design. This time, however, the leather upholstery changes the overall look of the daybed. Leather furniture usually has a type of elegance which can’t be achieved through other methods. The tufted seat makes this piece look comfortable but also gives it a casual look. Use this as a main piece for a reading corner or as an accent piece for a family room or living area.
A lot of lounge chairs feature asymmetrical designs. This one, for example, only has what appears to be one armrest. The shape and structure are meant to be comfortable and cozy, offering the user a sense of intimacy. The chromed metal base contrasts with the leather upholstery, together blending modern and vintage beauty.