Ma­te­rial world

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Fab­ric is a pow­er­ful player in the mak­ing of a state­ment chair. While the right ma­te­rial can help dic­tate the style of a room, it also im­pacts the price tag and longevity of the piece. Leather, for ex­am­ple, is a more ex­pen­sive op­tion but cre­ates a time­less look – it can also add a mas­cu­line feel to a space. While you’re shop­ping, ask about your cho­sen fab­ric’s Martin­dale test re­sults to see how many ‘rubs’ it can take be­fore you’ll start to see signs of wear. “For a bed­room chair, 20,000 is enough, but opt for at least 90,000 for the liv­ing room,” ad­vises Emma Over­ton of 1000 Chairs.

Swedese ‘Con­ti­nen­tal’ in Brown, from $4730, Fred In­ter­na­tional. ‘Cit­tane’ chair in Duck Egg Blue, $1310, Cu­ri­ous Grace.

easy­chair ‘Coco Vel­vet’ lounge chair in Black, $695, Clickon Fur­ni­ture.

‘Sedan’ cowhide chair in Brown and White by Alexan­der San­torini Im­ports, $1299, Tem­ple & Web­ster.

‘Soder­hamn’ arm­chair in Pink, $399, Ikea. Stock­ists, page 188

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