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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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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Easy Chair
Illustration of a man sitting in the Easy Chair viewed from the side profile

The Easy Chair is an effortlessly ergonomic chair meant to be viewed from every angle; with a back that is handwoven, an 8 to 10 hour process performed by a skilled craftsman, this chair has no side that is less than beautiful. The chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1950.

The Easy Chair has an overall height of 28.75” (73 cm), width of 28” (71 cm), and depth of 28.75” (73 cm). The seat height of the Easy Chair is set at 13.75” (35 cm) with arms at 20” (51 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Easy Chair measuring width, heights and depth
The Easy Chair is an effortlessly ergonomic chair meant to be viewed from every angle; with a back that is handwoven, an 8 to 10 hour process performed by a skilled craftsman, this chair has no side that is less than beautiful. The chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1950.

The Easy Chair has an overall height of 28.75” (73 cm), width of 28” (71 cm), and depth of 28.75” (73 cm). The seat height of the Easy Chair is set at 13.75” (35 cm) with arms at 20” (51 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Easy Chair measuring width, heights and depth
Easy Chair
Height:
28.75” | 73 cm
Width:
28” | 71 cm
Length:
Depth:
28.75” | 73 cm
Seat Height
13.75” | 35 cm
Arm Height
20” | 51 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Oak frame (black lacquer or oiled); paper cord
Designer
Hans Wegner
Year
1950

Drawings include:
Easy Chair side elevation, side (person sitting), front, back, 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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Womb Chair & Ottoman
Elevation drawing of the Womb Chair and Ottoman with relaxing person for scale

The Womb Chair and Ottoman are an expressive lounge set designed as a furniture pair that one would naturally want to curl up in. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1946, the Womb Chair’s iconic sculptural form is made with a reinforced fiberglass shell wrapped in foam and covered in a fabric or leather upholstery.

The Womb Chair measures 40” (101.6 cm) wide, 34” (86.4 cm) deep, with a back height of 35.5” (90.2 cm), and a seat height of 16” (40.6 cm). The accompanying ottoman has a width of 21” (53.3 cm), depth of 17.5” (44.5 cm) and height of 14.25” (36.2 cm).

Dimensions of the Womb Chair and Ottoman drawn from the side elevation, back, front, and plan
The Womb Chair and Ottoman are an expressive furniture pair that one would naturally want to curl up in. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1946, the Womb Chair’s iconic sculptural form is made with a reinforced fiberglass shell wrapped in foam and covered in a fabric or leather upholstery.

The Womb Chair measures 40” (101.6 cm) wide, 34” (86.4 cm) deep, with a back height of 35.5” (90.2 cm), and a seat height of 16” (40.6 cm). The accompanying ottoman has a width of 21” (53.3 cm), depth of 17.5” (44.5 cm) and height of 14.25” (36.2 cm).

Dimensions of the Womb Chair and Ottoman drawn from the side elevation, back, front, and plan
Womb Chair & Ottoman
Height:
35.5” | 90 cm
Width:
40” | 102 cm
Length:
Depth:
34” | 86 cm
Seat Height
16” | 41 cm
Arm Height
20.5" | 52 cm
Weight:
Area:

Ottoman:
Height: 14.25” | 36 cm
Width: 21” | 53 cm
Depth: 17.5” | 45 cm

Materials
Reinforced fiberglass shell, steel rod legs structure; Polyester fiber padding over foam core, fabric or leather upholstery cushions
Designer
Eero Saarinen
Year
1946

Drawings include: 
Womb Chair: Front elevation, side, side (person), back, plan
Womb Ottoman: Front/back elevation, side, plan

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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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