Monday, October 5, 2009

"Taking Wing"

Originally designed to protect against chills in those drafty, old castles, the wing chair has been elevated to iconic status. They are characterized by a high back, comfortable arms, those enveloping wings and are available in styles from traditional to modern, even to the whimsical.
A statement is made by the exaggerated lines and proportions of the Aland Wing Chair by Jean de Merry.

Mid-mod fans can satisfy their style of choice with this chair, originally designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Sons, and available through Room & Board.

Restoration Hardware's new French Upholstered Wing Chair exemplifies traditional form.

The Balloon Chair, also known as a canopy chair, brings the Victorian age to your hearth. Available through Horchow.

The Van Wing Chair by Bright Chair ups the style quotient with the slightly raised, exposed wood arms.

Clean and simple, Stanley Jay Friedman's Winged Chair for Brueton.

Delicate, hand painted chinoiserie sets off the detailed fretwork on the Chinese Chippendale Wing Chair by Gregorius|Pineo.

Now, you just need to pour a brandy, open the damper, stack the wood and light that cozy fire!


  1. Martha,
    Great article love the Aland Wing Chair by Jean de Merry.

  2. Wow theres some crazy examples of wing chairs on there, im loving the mopnks chair (with hood) and the red square wing chair :)