Curtain up for our favourites of the category cocktail armchairs! Whether as a statement piece, which is staged individually, or several pieces to create an impressive lounge – with the following models, admiring glances are guaranteed.
Cocktail armchairs are a legacy of the 1950s and are still universally applicable today. We present our Top 5 and give you tips on the perfect application possibilities.
Pallone from Leolux
This classic designed by Roy de Scheemaker was created in 1989 for the “House of the Future” and is now considered an absolute Leolux design icon, which has won prizes such as the “Goed Industrieel Ontwerp” for industrial design, the “Designpreis Schweiz” and the “Beste Nederlandse Meubelontwerp”. What distinguishes Pallone is its uniqueness. The seat, which is reminiscent of a ball, not only convinces with the highest level of comfort, but also with its passion for design outside the norm and with a little wink of the eye. Pallone is available in three different sizes, numerous colour variations (also multicoloured) and optionally in a stool version without backrest.
Swan from Fritz Hansen
The Swan model by design legend Arne Jacobsen can easily be described as a total work of art. Originally created in 1958 for the lounge of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, this curvy all-rounder is now used in almost every area. Among connoisseurs, it is considered the perfect embodiment of the liberal attitude to life of the 1950s and is particularly appealing to those who like extravagance and comfort and are fans of curvy shapes without corners and edges. This popular design classic is now produced by Fritz Hansen – just like the Jacobsen icons Egg and Drop, which can be seen on our cover picture – and is available in numerous colours and with different covers.
Rolf Benz 684
Perfect for those who love it unconventional and flexible at the same time. The Rolf Benz 684 by Katja Reiter and Tamara Härty is a charming all-rounder that decorates both the empty room corner and (in higher numbers) the lounge area. The special feature of this model is the swivelling wooden plate, which guarantees maximum freedom of movement and mobility during meetings. But the flexibility goes even further: in the “no backrest” version, the 684 easily becomes a practical (foot) stool or functional side table. This striking model is available in over 200 fabric and 100 leather versions.
Tibia of Pode
Best comfort meets timeless design: The cocktail armchair Tibia by the Dutch label Pode makes an impression on all levels and at the same time represents the debut of the cooperation with the German design office Formstelle, behind which the designers Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner are behind. Tibia celebrated its premiere at this year’s imm cologne, but already has what it takes to become a classic. The stylish eye-catcher impresses above all with its striking backrest with turned-up brim, which can be interpreted as a homage to fashion. Tibia is available in numerous colour and material variations.
de Sede DS-262
The renowned Swiss manufacturer de Sede is breaking new ground with its D-262 model and impressively demonstrates how flexibly the theme of cocktail chairs can be implemented. The highlight of this eye-catching piece of seating furniture: its entire architecture consists of two parts, each of which can be rotated on its own axis. Depending on the position of the two parts, the lower part can be used as a practical shelf, armrest or even foot part. In addition, the unconventional design is convincing in its entirety: the DS-262 is a real statement piece of furniture and rises almost like a kind of sculpture in the middle of the room. Combined with the discreet edge reinforcement and elegant filing, the DS-262 by designer Stefan Heiliger embodies sophisticated elegance par excellence.