Furniture Friday: The Wing Chair

Friday, June 05, 2009 | Category: Furniture

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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.

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6 Comments to 'Furniture Friday: The Wing Chair'

Things That Inspire 05 Jun 09 at 9:03 am

I always love to see great posts on wing chairs as I have two wing chairs in my attic, waiting for my next house and a make-over! There are so many great ideas for fabric in this post. I recently saw a post where someone had custom slipcovers made for their wing chairs, with a nice contrasting trim.

Christine 05 Jun 09 at 1:24 pm

I truly believe a wing chair or two sets the room. It brings memories back from when you were little and allows the next generation the chance to create some new ones.
With a wing chair you can go from fromal to informal. Bring out the wings and let the room come alive.

Laura Casey Interiors 05 Jun 09 at 1:43 pm

I love to see unique seating arrangements. This is a great idea and what fun to put an old standby in orange.

labellefcl 06 Jun 09 at 12:09 am

These are fantastic! if you like these wing chairs, check out the FEUILLE DE CHOCOLAT ARMCHAIR in’s Classique collection.

Backlinks 16 Jan 11 at 7:04 pm

This Blog was most helpful, your ideas are straight to the point, and the colors are cool too.

Daniel 16 Mar 11 at 4:55 pm

I love the design on the wing chair.

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