Beach reading is my favorite genre – light, silly, a simple distraction that sometimes leads to an afternoon nap. Such literary weight requires a soft landing, and these chairs are the perfect companion to a sunny afternoon of skimming.
My roundup of beachy lounge chairs - inspired by these vintage finds in an Orient, NY home – are timeless with a mid-century accent. Sinewy and sleek, they show well in a minimal space, emboldening it with curvilinear lines. I can also imagine them in more layered spaces, with blues and whites, in a more collected, nautical narrative. Beyond the beach, they pair well in the city with more clean-lined sofas and any type of cocktail table. From the beach and beyond, Scandinavian-inspired chairs truly speak volumes in any space.
Elba Lounge Chair In Natural
The mid-century Elba lounge chair is a bracing, Scandinavian design of soft and hard elements that deliver real vintage appeal. The angles, curves, and tapering elements create a composed frame that sits higher in the front for a dynamic look and sit-back comfort.
Patrik Occasional Chair
The Patrik occasional chair takes inspiration from the uplifting pared down aesthetic of Scandinavian design. A smooth sculptural frame crafted in solid American walnut envelops a padded finely tailored seat and seat back.
Angelica Lounge Chair
Taking cozy-chic to the next level, the Angelica Lounge Chair features an ash frame in a grey wash and plush haze faux shearling.
Patricia Occasional Chair
The Patricia chair has a white oak frame that is whitewashed with a textured linen fabric seat.
December Lounge Chair
A combination of a wooden frame with armrests and a leather or canvas seat, the sleek lounge chair suits both modern and more traditional interiors.
The Edward Chair has a hardwood frame and comes in a variety of fabrics.
Enzo Occasional Chair
The Enzo occasional chair highlights an elegant, organic, simplicity of design. Inspired by mid-century modernism, the exposed, finely-sculptured Walnut frame embraces a deep seat, covered in neutral grey fabrics presenting a light, graceful aesthetic.
An ode to warm Nordic minimalism, the Baltic Chair is designed to harmonize with contemporary life. Elegant and compact, with a clean, solid wood frame, it imparts a feeling of calm and lightness.
Porada Louis Armchair
From the creative mind of Patrik Jouin, the Louis armchair is inspired by the meeting of American and Japanese traditions in solid wood furniture. The elegantly curved frame is crafted entirely from Canaletta walnut with a low, wide structure.
The Hammond Chair has a unique wood frame with sheepskin fabric seat and back.
Fredericia Swoon Lounge Chair
Space Copenhagen designed Swoon with sumptuous curves in an organic, yet structured design that holds the seated body and provides an instant feeling of relaxation while also offering excellent back support.