Armchairs & lounge chairs

A vintage armchair is the most essential piece of your living room – with its comfy seating and fascinating appearance. As classics keep their timeless form for years to come, pick a stylish vintage armchair with the right frame. Pay attention to its upholstery, if you're not looking to replace the seat cushions of your retro armchair!

Quality meets comfort in a vintage armchair

Nothing makes your living space more inviting than the laidback mood brought on by a retro armchair. Incredibly versatile and comfortable to boot, each top-quality vintage armchair is designed to stand the test of time while making a lasting impression on your guests. Perfect for any occasion, a skillfully designed used armchair will be the pièce de résistance to your reading nook, ideal for entertaining and a flawless finishing touch to any family movie night.

Whether it be your bedroom, living room or study, every space comes alive with the addition of a used armchair that fits with your individual style. Franckly is here to make it effortless to find the perfect vintage armchair for your home. Take a peek at renowned classics, interior styling tips, and things to consider when looking for a retro armchair to complement your home decor!

Interior design icons found at Franckly

There are a select few vintage armchairs that are simply too iconic to miss – the Fritz Hansen Egg lounge chair, the Wassily armchair and Artek Armchair 400 being three of them. Ideal for adding enduring charm to any space, a retro armchair of this caliber makes you look twice. Read on to discover what makes these sought-after classics an excellent choice to finish off your home decor.

Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, the Egg lounge chair is a genuine piece of Danish design history. Jacobsen collaborated extensively with Fritz Hansen, producing the likes of the legendary vintage Egg chair, originally developed to delight guests at the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Still, to this day, it continues to captivate spectators with its beautifully curved shape and long-lasting comfort. Available in leather or fabric upholstery, the Fritz Hansen Egg chair works best when combined with the matching the soft Egg footstool.

Inspired by the frame of a bicycle, modernist architect-designer Marcel Breuer created the Wassily chair in 1925. Known to many as the Model B3 chair and distributed by Knoll, the Wassily chair reflects Breuer’s desire to reduce and redefine the classic club chair to its elemental lines. The Bauhaus apprentice changed the course of furniture design with the Wassily chair, creatively combining luxe leather or soft textile with tubular steel.

The voluminous Artek Armchair 400 was created by Alvar Aalto in 1936, and it maintains a modern look despite its years. The celebrated Finnish design legend originally developed this retro armchair for an exhibition at the Milan Triennale. The nickname “Tank” originates in the wide armrests and robust upholstery of the attention-grabbing Armchair 400, which has proven to be a much-loved classic among Aalto’s work. Whether you’re after the luxe feel of leather or the understated cosiness of fabric, the Artek Armchair 400 never fails to deliver on the style front.

Add style to any moment with a used armchair

When versatility is on your wishlist, a vintage armchair is guaranteed to deliver the perfect balance of functionality and timeless appeal. Any carefully chosen used armchair is sure to partner well with a snug vintage sofa, making the most out of shared moments in your living room. Spending time with friends and family takes a cosy turn when you add a vintage armchair or two to your furniture collection.

Snuggling up with a book is made better with the relentless comfort of a charming retro armchair, making sure you can fully focus on your favourite piece of fiction. If you recruit the help of a stylish vintage ottoman or pouf, the ideal used armchair and its companion elevate the reading nook to one of the most relaxing spots in your home.

How to choose a retro armchair to suit any space

In addition to lifting the mood of your living room, a vintage armchair makes for an ideal option if you want to add a cosy corner for unwinding in your bedroom. Much the same, if you’ve got ample space in your study, you might consider adding a used armchair to soothe the mood and provide breaks during home office hours. All that’s left is to pair your beautiful retro armchair with a vintage side table – and you’ve got yourself a set!

Considering the desired style of your vintage armchair is a good starting point for your search. Are you an admirer of classic rattan furniture, or does your heart beat for the sophisticated style of English club chairs? In addition to the design aesthetic, it’s advisable to keep the size of your retro armchair in mind to ensure a proportionate end result.

Browsing our selection of pre-loved design not only provides inspiration, but also helps to narrow down your options from a wide range of colours and materials. Franckly is here to help when you’re searching for a stylish retro armchair or looking into selling a sophisticated vintage armchair!

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