Explore nine statement easy chairs defined by patina.

In this Nine to Know, we’re exploring easy chairs that tell a story through time-worn textures and comforting forms. We’ve curated a mix of new and vintage upholstered armchairs designed to only get better with age.

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Named as part of our Future Classic series, the Moroso Smock chair was designed by Patricia Urquiola and features embroidered leather in a ‘smocking stitch,’ referencing the world of fashion.

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Designed in 1960 by Warren Platner, the Knoll Platner armchair was experimental for its time. Hundreds of curved steel rods are welded to a gracefully curved frame, upholstered at the seat and shoulders for comfort.

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A modular piece from the iconic sofa of the same name, the Camaleonda chair by B&B Italia, was designed by Mario Bellini and released in 1970. It reflects two Italian words combined: ‘camaleonte’ translated to chameleon, an animal capable of adapting to its environment, and ‘onda’, meaning wave.

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A combination of softness and geometry, the De Sede DS-266 Recliner chair is the culmination of 30 years of designer Stefan Heiliger’s work.

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The Le Bambole 07 Bambola armchair, designed by Mario Bellini, is ‘sculpted’ from a single block. The designer wanted to reproduce “a living body, pleasant to touch and embrace, soft and safe”.

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