Editor's Picks: Top 10 Modern Lounge Chairs

Our choices for the best modern lounge chairs are a handsome lot, distinguished by graceful forms and plush materials that do what all well-designed modern chairs are supposed to do: make us want to settle in and stay a while. 


Knoll - Platner Gold Lounge Chair

Solid proof that it's possible to be both impeccably tailored and comfortably plush.

Gus - Elk Chair

The very definition of a classic beauty: a stool that looks forever young at the ripe old age of 80.

Blu Dot - Field Lounge Chair

No bells and whistles needed. When craftsmanship is this good, there's nothing to hide.

Modernica - Grasshopper Chair

Metal that's thin as paper and folds like origami. Real Good? How about real great?

Mater - Shell Lounge Chair

No "slum of legs" on this table. When it comes to elegance, this pedestal stands alone.

Modloft - URBN Emma Arm Chair

Just try serving coffee on this flowery table—without smiling. Not possible.

Artek - Armchair 401 by Hella Jongerius

What's not to like about a clean and functional piece, capable of doing double duty?

TrueModern - Luna Arm Chair

It may be museum material, but this 1967 gem is still accessible to design geeks like me.

Gus - Danforth Chair

Most with least: barely-there minimalism meets supreme efficiency.

Blu Dot - Wicket Lounge Chair

Forget crystal balls; a shiny copper pendant portends a warmer and rosier future.