Wing-back Popular in the 1720s, wing-back chairs are at their best in front of a fireplace, where the oversized ‘wings’ make the most of the heat of the fire and block out any unwanted draughts.
TUB With a shape that is reminiscent of lounging in the bath, the tub’s small stature makes it popular for studies and libraries.
Bergère An ornate French design, the bergère is a beautiful accent chair with a shapely form that draws the eye.
CLUB A perfect living room chair, the iconic club facilitates conversations and welcomes longer periods of sitting.
Chaise Longue The ultimate in relaxation, a chaise longue is the ideal mix of sofa and chair. To offset its long style, it is best placed underneath a window or picture frame. ➤
Clockwise from left: Wingback-style Claridge armchair in Blush Pink, £399.99, MY Furniture; Brighton cotton accent chair, £698, Anthropologie; Dutchbone Art Nouveau Flower tub chair in black, £489, Cuckooland.com; V&A Collection Shaftesbury chair in Dusky Capri with scatter cushion in Kaleidoscope, £1,599, Sofa Workshop; Chaise in Chalky Pink vintage velvet, £1,395, Loaf