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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Barcelona Chair
Illustration of a man sitting in the Barcelona Chair from the side elevation

The Barcelona Chair is the epitome of the modern lounge chair and is comprised of leather upholstered cushions set on a chrome-steel frame. The Barcelona Chair was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to furnish his German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929.

The Barcelona Chair is 29.5” (74.9 cm) wide, 30” (76.2 cm) deep, with a back height of 30.25” (76.8 cm), and a seat height of 17” (43.2 cm).

Drawings of the Barcelona Chair with dimensions shown on the side elevation, front, and plan
The Barcelona Chair is the epitome of the modern lounge chair and is comprised of leather upholstered cushions set on a chrome-steel frame. The Barcelona Chair was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to furnish his German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona.

The Barcelona Chair is 29.5” (74.9 cm) wide, 30” (76.2 cm) deep, with a back height of 30.25” (76.8 cm), and a seat height of 17” (43.2 cm).

Drawings of the Barcelona Chair with dimensions shown on the side elevation, front, and plan
Barcelona Chair
Height:
30.25” | 77 cm
Width:
29.5” | 75 cm
Length:
Depth:
30” | 76 cm
Seat Height
17” | 43 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Steel frame with chrome finish, cowhide belting structure; Urethane foam and fiberfill cushions, leather upholstery cushions
Designer
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Year
1929

Drawings include:
Barcelona Chair front elevation, side, plan

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Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Illustration of the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with a man reading a newspaper

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a pair of iconic furniture pieces that combine soft leather and molded plywood curves to redefine what it means to lounge. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 for Herman Miller, the Eames Lounge Chair is made of three curved plywood shells for the headrest, backrest, and seat that are attached together and mounted on a swiveling aluminum base.

The Eames Lounge Chair is 32.75” (83.2 cm) wide, 32.75” (83.2 cm) deep, with a back height of 31.5” (80 cm) and a seat height of 15” (38.1 cm). The accompanying ottoman has a width of 26” (66 cm), depth of 21.5” (54.6 cm), and height of 17.25” (43.8 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with dimensions for height, length, width
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a pair of iconic furniture pieces that combine soft leather and molded plywood curves to redefine what it means to lounge. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Lounge Chair is made of three curved plywood shells for the headrest, backrest, and seat.

The Eames Lounge Chair is 32.75” (83.2 cm) wide, 32.75” (83.2 cm) deep, with a back height of 31.5” (80 cm) and a seat height of 15” (38.1 cm). The accompanying ottoman has a width of 26” (66 cm), depth of 21.5” (54.6 cm), and height of 17.25” (43.8 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with dimensions for height, length, width
Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Height:
31.5” | 80 cm
Width:
32.75” | 83 cm
Length:
Depth:
32.75” | 83 cm
Seat Height
15.0” | 38 cm
Arm Height
19.0” | 48 cm
Weight:
Area:

Ottoman:
Width:
 26.0” | 66 cm
Depth:
21.5” | 55 cm
Height:
17.25” | 44 cm

Materials
Veneer molded plywood shells, aluminum base structure; Polyurethane foam cushions, fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Charles & Ray Eames
Year
1956

Drawings include:
Eames Lounge Chair: Side elevation, side (man reading newspaper), front, back, plan
Ottoman: Side elevation, front, 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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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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Flight Recliner
Side elevation illustration of the Flight Recliner with a woman relaxing for scale

The Flight Recliner is a luxurious modern recliner designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk with the idea of creating a completely unique chair form available in multiple customizable materials, finishes, and colors. Recliners come with the adjustability from their back to their legs. The Flight Recliner hides the fact that it can recline and can blend into a comfortable living room space or a lounging area.

The Flight Recliner has an overall height of 37” (94 cm), width of 28” (71 cm), and depth of 34” (86 cm). The seat height of the Flight Recliner is set at 18” (46 cm) with arms at 22” (56 cm).

Series of plan and elevation drawings of the Flight Recliner with dimensions for height, width and depth
The Flight Recliner is a modern recliner designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk that is available in a variety of materials, finishes, and colors. The Flight Recliner hides the fact that it can recline and can blend into a comfortable living room space or a lounging area.

The Flight Recliner has an overall height of 37” (94 cm), width of 28” (71 cm), and depth of 34” (86 cm). The seat height of the Flight Recliner is set at 18” (46 cm) with arms at 22” (56 cm).

Series of plan and elevation drawings of the Flight Recliner with dimensions for height, width and depth
Flight Recliner
Height:
37” | 94 cm
Width:
28” | 71 cm
Length:
Depth:
34” | 86 cm
Seat Height
18” | 46 cm
Arm Height
22” | 56 cm
Weight:
Area:

Depth (Open): 63" | 160 cm

Materials
Hardwood frame; foam cushions; oak, walnut, or steel base; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Jeffrey Bernett & Nicholas Dodziuk
Year
2005

Drawings include:
Flight Recliner side elevation, side (person), front, back, plan, side (full recline), side (half recline)

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