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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Milo Baughman Recliner 74

The Milo Baughman Recliner is a clean and sophisticated reclining chair that can be adjusted to three stages of comfort: upright, feet up, and full recline. The chair was designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin; it opens with a slight seated push.

The Milo Baughman Recliner 74 has an overall height of 41.5” (105 cm), width of 27.5” (70 cm), and depth of 32” (81 cm). The seat height of the Milo Baughman Recliner 74 is set at 16.5" (42 cm) with arms at a height of 23” (58 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Milo Baughman Recliner 74 labeled with heights, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Milo Baughman Recliner is a clean and sophisticated reclining chair that can be adjusted to three stages of comfort: upright, feet up, and full recline. The chair was designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin; it opens with a slight seated push.

The Milo Baughman Recliner 74 has an overall height of 41.5” (105 cm), width of 27.5” (70 cm), and depth of 32” (81 cm). The seat height of the Milo Baughman Recliner 74 is set at 16.5" (42 cm) with arms at a height of 23” (58 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Milo Baughman Recliner 74 labeled with heights, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Milo Baughman Recliner 74
Height:
41.5” | 105 cm
Width:
27.5” | 70 cm
Length:
Depth:
32” | 81 cm
Seat Height
16.5" | 42 cm
Arm Height
23” | 58 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid walnut; foam and fiber cushions; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Milo Baughman
Year
1966

Drawings include:
Milo Baughman Recliner 74 side elevation, front, back, plan, side (reclined), plan (reclined)

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Pot Lounge Chair
Elevation illustration of the Pot Lounge Chair with a woman sitting with a coffee for scale

Similar to the Swan and Egg chairs, the Pot chair was originally designed by Arne Jacobson for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Pot is a welcoming seat formed by one geometry that makes up the seat, back, and armrests to hold the user in its hollow form.

The Pot Lounge Chair has an overall height of 27.5” (70 cm), width of 29.75” (76 cm), and depth of 23.75” (60 cm). The seat height of the Pot Lounge Chair is set at 17.0” (43 cm) with arms sloping between 22.0"-26.0" (56-66 cm).

Set of plan and elevation drawings of the Pot Lounge Chair with dimensions
Similar to the Swan and Egg chairs, the Pot chair was originally designed by Arne Jacobson for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Pot is a welcoming seat formed by one geometry that makes up the seat, back, and armrests to hold the user in its hollow form.

The Pot Lounge Chair has an overall height of 27.5” (70 cm), width of 29.75” (76 cm), and depth of 23.75” (60 cm). The seat height of the Pot Lounge Chair is set at 17.0” (43 cm) with arms sloping between 22.0"-26.0" (56-66 cm).

Set of plan and elevation drawings of the Pot Lounge Chair with dimensions
Pot Lounge Chair
Height:
27.5” | 70 cm
Width:
29.75” | 76 cm
Length:
Depth:
23.75” | 60 cm
Seat Height
17” | 43 cm
Arm Height
22"-26" | 56-66 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam shell; chrome steel base; fabric upholstery
Designer
Arne Jacobsen
Year
1959

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

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Magis Spun Chair
Elevation drawing of a woman sitting in the Magis Spun Chair at an angle

The Magis Spun chair combines functional, sculptural, and fun all into one chair; made from rotational molded polyethylene, the chair comes in a variety of bright colors to bring a pop of excitement and curiosity into a space, indoors or out. The Magis Spun chair was designed by Thomas Heatherwick in 2010.

The Magis Spun Chair has an overall height of 26” (66 cm) and diameter of 36” (91 cm).

Pair of elevation and plan drawings of the Magis Spun Chair with dimensions
The Magis Spun chair combines functional, sculptural, and fun all into one chair; made from rotational molded polyethylene, the chair comes in a variety of bright colors to bring a pop of excitement and curiosity into a space. The Magis Spun chair was designed by Thomas Heatherwick in 2010.

The Magis Spun Chair has an overall height of 26” (66 cm) and diameter of 36” (91 cm).

Pair of elevation and plan drawings of the Magis Spun Chair with dimensions
Magis Spun Chair
Height:
26” | 66 cm
Width:
36” | 91 cm
Length:
Depth:
36” | 91 cm
Seat Height
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Rotational-molded polyethylene
Designer
Thomas Heatherwick
Year
2010

Drawings include:
Magis Spun Chair elevation, elevation (person sitting), elevation (tipped back), elevation (tipped side), elevation (tipped angle), plan

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Egg Chair & Footstool
Side elevation drawing of the Egg Chair and Footstool with a lounging person

The Egg Chair and Footstool are a pair of sculpted furniture pieces shaped to respond to the human body. Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 as the signature element of his collection for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Egg Chair can adjust for privacy and comfort by tilting and swiveling its upholstered foam shell around an aluminum base.

The Egg Chair measures 34” (86.4 cm) wide, 37.5” (95.3 cm) deep, has a back height of 42.25” (107.3 cm), and a seat height set at 14.5” (36.8 cm). The paired Footstool is 22” (55.9 cm) wide, 16” (40.6 cm) deep, and 14.5” (36.8 cm) high.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Egg Chair and Footstool in side, front, back, and plan profiles
The Egg Chair and Footstool are a pair of sculpted furniture pieces shaped to respond to the human body. Designed by Arne Jacobsen as the signature element of his collection for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Egg Chair can adjust for privacy and comfort by tilting and swiveling.

The Egg Chair measures 34” (86.4 cm) wide, 37.5” (95.3 cm) deep, has a back height of 42.25” (107.3 cm), and a seat height set at 14.5” (36.8 cm). The paired Footstool is 22” (55.9 cm) wide, 16” (40.6 cm) deep, and 14.5” (36.8 cm) high.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Egg Chair and Footstool in side, front, back, and plan profiles
Egg Chair & Footstool
Height:
42.25” | 107 cm
Width:
34.0” | 86 cm
Length:
Depth:
37.5” | 95 cm
Seat Height
14.5” | 37 cm
Arm Height
22.5" | 57 cm
Weight:
Area:

Footstool:
Height: 14.5” | 37 cm
Width: 22” | 56 cm
Depth: 16” | 41 cm

Materials
Steel column, injection-molded aluminum base structure; Fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam shell, fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Arne Jacobsen
Year
1958

Drawings include:
Egg Chair: Front elevation, side, side (person), back, plan
Egg Footstool: Front/back elevation, side, plan

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Shell Chair
Side profile of the Shell Chair with a man sitting reclined and reading a book

The Shell Chair is a bent plywood chair with wing-like curves comfortably balanced on three tapered legs. Popularly known for its iconic ‘smiling chair’ silhouette, the Hans Wegner designed CH07 Shell Chair (1963) features a deep comfortable leather, cowhide, or fabric seat and a profile that is beautifully unique from every angle.

The Shell Chair is 36.25” (92.1 cm) wide, has a depth of 32.75” (83.2 cm), a seat height of 14” (35.6 cm) and a back height of 29.25” (74.3 cm).

Drawings of the Shell Chair with dimensions and measurements of the side, front, and plan
The Shell Chair is a bent plywood chair with wing-like curves balanced on three tapered legs. Known for its iconic ‘smiling’ silhouette, the Hans Wegner designed Shell Chair (1963) features a deep comfortable leather, cowhide, or fabric seat and a profile that is beautifully unique from every angle.

The Shell Chair is 36.25” (92.1 cm) wide, has a depth of 32.75” (83.2 cm), a seat height of 14” (35.6 cm) and a back height of 29.25” (74.3 cm).

Drawings of the Shell Chair with dimensions and measurements of the side, front, and plan
Shell Chair
Height:
29.25” | 74 cm
Width:
36.25” | 92 cm
Length:
Depth:
32.75” | 83 cm
Seat Height
14” | 36 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Form-pressed bentwood veneer structure; Leather, fabric, cowhide upholstery
Designer
Hans Wegner
Year
1963

Drawings include:
Shell Chair front elevation, side, plan

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