#Focus on Lounging: Sit back and look fabulous doing it with our recommendations of the most covetable seaters

MAR 9, 2021 | By Sonia Dutt, Mansi Bhatia and Saloni Rege
Nonconformists: Pair of Black Paper 37 by Vadim Kibardin
Nonconformists: (L-R) Stone Foam Stool by Matthijs Kok; Isola by Brajak Vitberg from Pamono; Fudge by Faye Toogood
New Conversations: (L-R) Grayson Wingback from Bent Chair; Beige Drapesse by Janet Morais from Koket; Nuez Lounge Bio by Patricia Urquiola from Andreu World
Living Room Recommendations: (L-R) Aalamb by Mann Singh from Hof Furniture Systems; Upholstered Lounger by Tapestry India from apartment9; Elegant Louis XV Fauteuil with cartouche from Parrot & Lily
Living Room Recommendations: (L-R) Ripple Armchair by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Giorgetti from Sources Unlimited; Weston Chaise by Roberto Lazzeroni for Flexform from Vita Moderna; Brizia by Carlo Colombo for Trussardi Casa from Seetu Kohli Home
Home Office Edits: (L-R) Vienna by Henrick Pederson from Boconcept; Meld from Alsorg; Sveva by Carlo Colombo for Flexform from Etreluxe
Home Office Edits: (L-R) Volver by Roberto Lazzeroni from Visionnaire; Chinoiserie from Ochre At Home; Grace Executive Armchair by Theodore Alexander from Sita Nanda
Outdoor Options: (L-R) Al by Phillipe Starck x Autodesk for Kartell from Iota; Thea Armchair by Fendi Casa Outdoor from Seetu Kohli Home; Atticus Accent from ABACA
Outdoor Options: (L-R) Moonj from Mangrove Collective; Buna from Hastkala; Berger Armchair by Cipriani Homood from Ottimo
Dining Room Delights: (L-R) Chair part of Inhabit's Let It Be series; Palace from Within; Eli by Alex Davis from Indi Store
Dining Room Delights: (L-R) Lowry by Andrew Martin from Ikaigai; Arc Accent from Sage Living; Dining chair from Nitin Kohli Home
Allrounders: (L-R) Tiptis Accent by Ashley Furniture Homestore from Dash Square; Fendi Sofa from IOTA; Lazybones by Baxter from Sources Unlimited
Allrounders: (L-R) Drop 20 by Roberto Lazzeroni for Flexform from Vita Moderna; Flower Channelled with brass legs from Seetu Kohli Home's Mallika’s Edit; D.156.3 by Gio Ponti for Altamira from Molteni&C at Etreluxe
Allrounders: (L-R) Sadie Bench from Create Your Couch; Peacock by Kenneth Cobonpue from IDUS Furniture Store; Foster 525 by Walter Knoll from Plüsch
Allrounders: Camber Sofa from Script

Sit pretty but safely as social distancing continues to influence human interaction—here’s our selection of seaters that emphasise comfort and help build interpersonal communication at home and at work. Trend and Style Direction by Sonia Dutt

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Marc Newson’s Cloisonné Black Blossom Lounge for Gagosian, a modish seater handmade in Beijing. The bevelled lounger gets its name for its usage of the ancient Chinese cloisonné technique of decorating metallic objects with coloured materials. In this case, traditional floral motifs of cherry blossom pop against opaque enamel on the copper structure of this solitary seater. Website:

Uncommon chairs—break away from the norm with these contemporary pieces that experiment with sustainable materials and versatile moods

Ohio Chairs by Namit Khanna’s Nama Home steal the show with their sleek design. Inspired by hand grips (which are used for wrist workouts), these are customised using iron pipes that are bent and welded together in O and U shapes. In particular, a pair of U-shaped ones mirror each other and connect to a circular base for balance. Both options, the powder-coated black and the electrophoretic lacquered golden are available at The House of Things. Instagram:; @thehouseofthings

Thinking Man’s Chair by Jasper Morrison from Cappellini

Our recommendations of unconventional seaters also includes Jasper Morrison’s Thinking Man’s Chair from Cappellini and the Bubble Bench Lea Mestres for Galerie Scene Ouverte, among others.

“Bubble Bench” by Lea Mestres for Galerie Scene Ouverte

Plush pods—choose from a variety of cushy seaters that are ideal additions for novel ways of communication

German furniture brand Cor’s latest collection of Floater Workstations by Pauline Deltour includes a range of sofas and armchairs in solid wood and upholstered shell, seat and back cushions. These functional pieces are also fitted with shelves, making them excellent, office-like modules when paired with a desk. Available at Plüsch. Websites:;;

Almora with footrest by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien of Doshi Levien for B&B Italia from La Tendenza

Cosy up in a cocoon of your own with these seaters that are meant to keep you at a safe distance from others.

Mustard Egoista armchair from Dooq

#LivingRoom recommendations
Trendy and tantalising—couches and armchairs that infuse comfort with style in family lounges

Chelsea Sofa from Iqrup + Ritz

#HomeOffice edit
Upright and upbeat—work chairs that provide ergonomic benefits during WFH days

Cosm by Studio 7.5 from Herman Miller

#Outdoor options
Cool and colourful—vibrant seaters for decks, terraces and balconies that bode well for relaxation

Fan by Tommy Bahama for Lexington Home Brands from SDC Home

#DiningRoom delights
Charming and casual—cushioned chairs that promise to make mealtimes memorable

Lollipop from KOY

Steady and settled—multifaceted seaters that bedeck spaces and let you socialise in a nestled embrace

Cabana Rocker from Freedom Tree

Get a load of these multipurpose seaters that work in a variety of settings, especially at home.

Cocoon Revolving from PortsideCafé