Armchair, a study in divine sitting

May 10, 2017

An Armchair Retrospective

An armchair is an essential component in any modern home. Looking back in time, some of the most iconic images of mid-century modernism matriculated through an armchair. Enter Charles Eames and his Eames lounge chair. Or, what about Knoll's Womb Chair? Let's also not forget about the Egg, the Barcelona, and the Papa Bear. All of these chairs are integral in modern homes worldwide. Who would have thought? All hail the armchair.

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Present-Day Armchair Accolades

While Charles Eames' designs are far from obsolete, a new era of heavy-hitters in the industry has dawned. From Eames, we now meet the Ermes. Italian furniture stronghold MisuraEmme celebrates the "retro" with a nod and wink to the past. However, its introduction of Mauro Lipparini's Ermes Chair is a sophisticated take on its predecessors. The Ermes is a swoon-worthy addition to MisuraEmmes expansive collection of lounge chairs and some. To jump inside this juxtaposition of past influences and far-off futures is to understand the power of subtle, modern design. Lipparini's chair wraps it's beholden in love. The Ermes appears both striking, yet unassuming. It is a true conundrum. And, then one sits. And everything one thought they knew of comfort and design is completely abandoned. Four hours later the book is finished, and we're still floating on this cloud-like Ermes.

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The Ermes Chair Explained

The Ermes Chair comes in two variations. A prospective owner can choose from either a steel swivel base, or a fixed wooden base. Both iterations also come with the option of a footrest. Inquirers also have several choices in the chair's material. Sumptuous velvets, supple leathers, and luxurious cottons are just a few of the choices made available. The chair measures W.30 X D.36 X H.39in roughly. Or, W.780 x D.900 x H.980mm. The modern Boston furniture buyer can find the Ermes, along with all of the MisuraEmme collections at Battery Wharf's Divine Design Center.

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~Madison Silvers

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