6 Chairs To Upgrade Your Bachelor Pad

Above: 6 of our favourite chairs that will instantly upgrade your bachelor pad
Above: 6 of our favourite chairs that will instantly upgrade your bachelor pad

In this day and age, when a man is expected to have a sense of style in all things, we cannot forget about our living spaces. Nothing turns off a potential partner more than a well-dressed man who still lives in an apartment that looks like a university frat pad. So how can you impress your mate when you bring them to your place for the first time?

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your living space from bachelor pad to a modern man’s loft is through a great armchair. No other piece can upgrade you living space so quickly without breaking the bank; a living room devoid of personality quickly gets style through one of the six modern iconic pieces of furniture.

1. Barcelona Chair: This is the no brainer option, you have seen it everywhere and for good reason – it’s classic. Designed by celebrated Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe, the Barcelona Chair made its world debut at the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition in Seville, Spain. The classic tufting and sexy chrome legs will add sophistication to any space. Best bet is to stick to the classic black or tan. Here’s a tip: this classic has been around for a while, so check local ads for second hand chairs in great condition.

2. LC2: The LC2 Petit Armchair could be called the mini-me version of the Grand Comfort Chair designed by Le Corbusier in 1928. This is one of the more comfortable options with deep cushions that shape to the body. This is maximum comfort with minimal square footage. Looks best in black and in pairs.

3. Wassily Chair: AKA the Model B3, this chair was designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer. The Wassily was revolutionary for the manufacturing methods and innovative use of bent steel tubes and canvas. This chair will take your space into modern minimalism. This is one of the few classics chairs that looks as good in white leather as it does in black.

4. Egg Chair: This classic chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Germany. The high curved back and rounded bottom gives it great presence and it works well in open modern spaces with high ceilings. The classic soft wool fabric finish warms up your space more than leather options. This is one chair where you can play with colour.

5. Eames Lounge Chair: If you are ready to take your apartment into the Mad Men era, then this is should be your first purchase. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Lounge Chair is the pinnacle of this mid-century wave of modern chairs.

6. 657: It has been more than half a century since the late Charles Pollock designed what was then called the Model 657, a minimal chair of polished chrome steel tubing and natural cowhide. The 657 blended comfort, functionality and style. This is a classic that you won’t find in most people’s spaces, as it was unavailable for over 35 years; this is the design insider’s choice.

Christian Dare

Christian Dare

Christian Dare spent much of his formative years working in the fashion industry as a Visual Manager before pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Design. He is the Principal at Christian Dare Creative, the co-founder of Stylist Box and runs a successful men’s lifestyle blog, Christian Dare Edited,focusing on menswear, interior design and craft cocktails. You can find him online at www.christiandareedited.com or follow him on Twitter @christiandare but he is more fun on Instagram christian_dare. 

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