Feb 15, 2011

Retro Metal Lounge Chairs ~ Vintage Love

I generally do not look for retro furniture. I am more of a clean lines, teak wood (danish) kind of person :). Also, vinyl is not my thing and I somehow do not connect with leather either. Having said all that, I could not resist sharing these really cool armless loungers for sale on local CL.

One look at them and their price, I was drooling!! Wouldn't you love these impressively vintage chairs, I assume from the 70'sA brief research dint get me anywhere till now...The seller has not put up much either. (any information on them, most welcome)

They seem extremely well made and have been maintained so well. I really admire people who take such good care of their furniture (crazy me!!). I am sure anyone taking it home will be very happy with the purchase :)

What I like about these loungers is that they have just the right amount of chrome accent on them and tufted look gives them a very streamlined, clean look (what say!)

Where these might work well
Such loungers look good when paired with a long couch

living rooms - white modern sofa black leather vinyl lounge chairs sisal rug silver ottoman square pouf white leather tufted cocktail table gold leaf mirror vintage chest gold sunburst mirror eclectic art gallery

 Imagine these lounge chairs instead of Eames classic ( The group chair) used in this setting

or here (not a huge fan of whites) but wanted to share the layout

I would really appreciate your comments and any information you might have about the make or exact period/style etc

Yay!! i found out more about the chairs...so look at this post as well >>> Vintage-retro-lounge-chairs-update


  1. I would love to have them, but maybe in a different color ... or maybe I would re-upholster them is raw silk to give them an Indian look :)

  2. Milo Baughman designed some button tufted slipper chairs with square chrome bases. Steelcase also came to mind. I'm stumped. I'd love to have them though.

  3. thanks you for your input Dana...i thgt of Milo Baughmann.too, but these looked rare I mean with so many buttons, was something i had not seen before :)...i m off to start my research again..thank you for the steelcase tip off :)

  4. Nice loungers.What do u think of the chesterfield sofas..?

  5. I am not a great fan of chesterfield sofa...:)..but it definitely works well in a traditional or contemporary setting

  6. Sudha, I think they are the famous Barcelona Chairs,however Brcelona chairs are not so straight backed. Few months back I wrote a blog on Classic modern chairs. But Barcelona chairs look more beautiful and are very expensive, this one though it looks like that I am not too sure, maybe it is one of the copies.
    My daughter has one in red color it is simply gorgeous, it cost her some Rs50,000-- too much.

  7. hi Rama
    i did research on thechairs andfound the maker...its not barcelona...legs are too straight and crisp...i did a post talking about theactual maker as well..thank u for the input


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