Ever since Mad Men hit our screens in 2007 our love for retro, Mid 20th Century, furniture design has continued to grow. There’s something very tactile and sensual about the curvy shapes and finely turned legs of the chairs, a bit like Christina Hendricks character Joan Holloway? Add to that the muted colours of the period, all olive greens, teals and smoky greys and these chairs are the perfect piece to add a bit of luxe cocktail hour sophistication to any room.
As with any trend, the High Street buyers are quick to react and some of the best repro copies can be purchased within most budgets.
This Ekenaset chair from Ikea is only £150 and is so good that when I saw them in situ in a studio managers office, I thought they were originals!
Karla in Indigo by Swoon Editions
Moooi Zio Lounge chair and footstool
Bartholomew chair Rockett St George
If you want something original that has been expertly restored in a modern fire protected fabric check out Florrie & Bill, who import a lot of their cocktail and lounge chairs from the States.
Bespoke Retro Lounger Florrie & Bill