Lounge chairs are backed chairs that can be adjusted and moved to offer a variety of sitting positions. Designed to comfortably accommodate a range of user preferences, styles, and functions, lounge chairs can be used for various human postures from sitting and reclining to stretching-out and lying down. Lounge chairs are used as signature furniture pieces in homes, offices, waiting rooms and communal spaces.

What are lounge chairs?

Lounge chairs are a variety of chair styles designed to allow a person to stretch out in a reclined or lounging position. Lounge chairs are often adjustable and include chaise longues, recliners, easy chairs, and armless backed chairs paired with ottomans.

What is the seat height of a lounge chair?

Lounge chairs are typically designed to be lower and more reclined than other chair types and range in seat heights from 12.5”-17” (32-43 cm).


Where are lounge chairs used?

Lounge chairs are best used in spaces where relaxing often occurs such as residential living rooms, reading rooms, and bedrooms or as signature accent pieces in high visibility spaces such as lobbies and reception spaces.

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Butterfly | BKF Chair
Drawing of a woman lounging in the Butterfly | BKF Chair from the front

The Butterfly Chair, also known as the BKF chair, is a modern chair consisting of a self-supporting slung surface over a steel framework structure. Designed in 1938 by the trio of architects Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy with the goal of creating a lightweight, collapsible, and portable seating solution, the Butterfly Chair achieves its purpose by using a single suspended material that functions as both seat and covering. Featuring a hammock-like level of comfort and and a universally simple design, the Butterfly Chair is a classic concept that has led to numerous duplicates. The seating surface can be customized and is typically leather, canvas, or a variety of other fabrics.

The Butterfly Chair has a width of 32.25” (82 cm), a depth of 30” (76 cm), a back height of 35.5” (90 cm), and a seat height of 12.5” (32 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Butterfly | BKF Chair from the side, front, and plan with dimensions
The Butterfly Chair is a modern chair consisting of a self-supporting slung surface over a steel framework structure. Designed in 1938 by the trio of Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, the Butterfly Chair is a simple and lightweight, collapsible and portable lounge chair.

The Butterfly Chair has a width of 32.25” (82 cm), a depth of 30” (76 cm), a back height of 35.5” (90 cm), and a seat height of 12.5” (32 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Butterfly | BKF Chair from the side, front, and plan with dimensions
Butterfly | BKF Chair
Height:
35.5” | 90 cm
Width:
32.25” | 82 cm
Length:
Depth:
30.0” | 76 cm
Seat Height
12.5” | 32 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Steel frame structure; Leather, canvas, fabric seat
Designer
Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
Year
1938

Drawings include:
Butterfly | BKF Chair front elevation, front (person), side, plan

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Oculus Chair & Ottoman
Scale drawing of a woman sitting in the Oculus Chair

The Oculus Chair, receiving its name from the eye shaped stitching on the back of the seat, is a large, enveloping seat made of a down and foam cushion balanced on a thin steel frame for visual lightness (which contrasts with the overall heaviness of the chair). The Oculus chair can be paired with the Wing Ottoman, both of which were designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1960.

The Oculus Chair & Ottoman has an overall height of 43.5” (111 cm), width of 37” (94 cm), and depth of 37” (94 cm). The seat height of the Oculus Chair & Ottoman is set at 15.75” (40 cm) with arms at 25.5” (65 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Oculus Chair with measurements for width, heights, and depth
The Oculus Chair, receiving its name from the eye shaped stitching on the back of the seat, is a large, enveloping seat made of a down and foam cushion balanced on a thin steel frame for visual lightness. The Oculus chair can be paired with the Wing Ottoman, both designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1960.

The Oculus Chair & Ottoman has an overall height of 43.5” (111 cm), width of 37” (94 cm), and depth of 37” (94 cm). The seat height of the Oculus Chair & Ottoman is set at 15.75” (40 cm) with arms at 25.5” (65 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Oculus Chair with measurements for width, heights, and depth
Oculus Chair & Ottoman
Height:
43.5” | 111 cm
Width:
37” | 94 cm
Length:
Depth:
37” | 94 cm
Seat Height
15.75” | 40 cm
Arm Height
25.5” | 65 cm
Weight:
Area:

Ottoman:
Width:
24.75” | 63 cm
Depth:
19.5” | 50 cm
Height:
15.0” | 38 cm

Materials
Beech frame; stainless steel legs; molded foam padding; fabric upholstery
Designer
Hans Wegner
Year
1960

Drawings include:
Oculus Chair & Ottoman side elevation, side (person sitting), front, back, plan

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Risom Lounge Chair
Side elevation illustration of the Risom Lounge Chair with an elderly man sitting for scale

The Risom Lounge Chair was originally created during WWII and was woven from surplus parachute straps as an effort to utilize any available material; today, the chair is made from heavy duty cotton straps tightly woven on their hardwood frame. The Risom Lounge Chair was designed by Jens Risom.

The Risom Lounge Chair has an overall height of 30.25” (77 cm), width of 20" (51 cm), and depth of 27.5” (70 cm). The seat height of the Risom Lounge Chair is set at 16.0” (41 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the Risom Lounge Chair measuring width, depth, and heights
The Risom Lounge Chair was originally created during WWII and was woven from surplus parachute straps as an effort to utilize any available material; today, the chair is made from heavy duty cotton straps tightly woven on their hardwood frame. The Risom Lounge Chair was designed by Jens Risom.

The Risom Lounge Chair has an overall height of 30.25” (77 cm), width of 20" (51 cm), and depth of 27.5” (70 cm). The seat height of the Risom Lounge Chair is set at 16.0” (41 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the Risom Lounge Chair measuring width, depth, and heights
Risom Lounge Chair
Height:
30.25” | 77 cm
Width:
20” | 51 cm
Length:
Depth:
27.5” | 70 cm
Seat Height
16” | 41 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Maple or walnut hardwood; cotton webbing
Designer
Jens Risom
Year
1943

Drawings include:
Risom Lounge Chair side elevation, side (person sitting), front, back, plan

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Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman
Side elevation drawing of the Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman with a man sitting casually

The Burrow Nomad Chair is a cushioned, rectangular seat with a built-in USB charger to accommodate modern pleasures, and so the user doesn’t have move out of their comfortable seat to charge their phone. The Burrow Nomad Chair is sold with an ottoman to encourage relaxed, foot propped up lounging.

The Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman has an overall height of 35” (89 cm), width of 36” (91 cm), and depth of 36” (91 cm). The seat height of the Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman is set at 17” (43 cm) with arms at 25” (64 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman with length, depth, and height
The Burrow Nomad Chair is a cushioned, rectangular seat with a built-in USB charger to accommodate modern pleasures, and so the user doesn’t have move out of their comfortable seat to charge their phone. The Burrow Nomad Chair is sold with an ottoman to encourage relaxed, foot propped up lounging.

The Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman has an overall height of 35” (89 cm), width of 36” (91 cm), and depth of 36” (91 cm). The seat height of the Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman is set at 17” (43 cm) with arms at 25” (64 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman with length, depth, and height
Burrow Nomad Armchair & Ottoman
Height:
35” | 89 cm
Width:
36” | 91 cm
Length:
Depth:
36” | 91 cm
Seat Height
17” | 43 cm
Arm Height
25” | 64 cm
Weight:
Area:

Ottoman:
Width: 26.0” | 66 cm
Height: 17.0” | 43 cm

Materials
Fabric or leather upholstery; hardwood legs; plywood and particleboard frame
Designer
Burrow
Year
2019

Drawings include:
Burrow Nomad Armchair with Ottoman front elevation, back, side, side (man sitting), plan

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MR Chaise
Scale elevation drawing of a man reclining in the MR Chaise

The MR Chaise is a tubular steel framed, balanced chaise with a large seat for the ultimate comfortable lounging experience; without unnecessary ornamentation, this chair exemplifies the International style. The MR Chaise was designed by Mies Van Der Rohe in 1927 to be displayed in the Weissenhof exhibition in Germany.

The MR Chaise has an overall height of 37.5” (95 cm), width of 23.5" (60 cm), and depth of 47.25” (120 cm). The seat height of the MR Chaise is set at 15.75” (40 cm).

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the MR Chaise with dimensions
The MR Chaise is a tubular steel framed, balanced chaise with a large seat for the ultimate comfortable lounging experience; without unnecessary ornamentation. The MR Chaise was designed by Mies Van Der Rohe in 1927 to be displayed in the Weissenhof exhibition in Germany.

The MR Chaise has an overall height of 37.5” (95 cm), width of 23.5" (60 cm), and depth of 47.25” (120 cm). The seat height of the MR Chaise is set at 15.75” (40 cm).

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the MR Chaise with dimensions
MR Chaise
Height:
37.5” | 95 cm
Width:
23.5” | 60 cm
Length:
Depth:
47.25” | 120 cm
Seat Height
15.75” | 40 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Stainless steel frame; leather sling
Designer
Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe
Year
1927

Drawings include:
MR Chaise side elevation, side (person sitting), front, back, plan

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