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The chaise longue has always been the symbol of the precious time dedicated to idleness.
In the beginning, there were Agrippina and the Ancient Romans, then Paolina Borghese – sculpted by Canova half-lying on a triclinium decorated with vegetal motifs and small palm trees - made it a luxury and lascivious symbol. Today we call it chaise longue, using the French name: this chair, loved by nobles and philosophers, brings a touch of classicism and elegance, but, most of all, of luxury. A luxury linked to time we dedicate to ourselves, for reading and reflection. All this makes the chaise longue a unique furniture element, something you often choose a bit later, once you’ve spotted your own corner at home, and it does not have to necessarily coordinate with other pieces of furniture. Leather-made, foldable, classical, or with armrests, we will choose the perfect chaise longue because it makes us feel comfortable and at our ease.
To help you make the choice, we selected 7 among the most appreciated chaises longues, whether new or big design classics, which, with their shapes and materials, invite us to embrace the idleness we seek.
Chaise longue Landscape by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia
Harmonious forms, “soft” and functional design: a very elegant expression between form and comfort, thanks to a light and minimal design. Since 2011, also available in a rocking version, the chaise longue in leather or fabric designed by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia features an adjustable headrest to provide everyone the best comfort.
Chaise longe Lama by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Zanotta
The modern chaise longue designed by the Palombas in 2006 for Zanotta can be used for sitting as wells as for lying down. Functional and very comfortable with its accurate design, it became quickly a luxury icon.https://www.instagram.com/p/BZA74PfHbWk/?taken-at=39235695
Chaise Longue Tokyo-Pop by Tokujin Yoshioka for Driade
The first international collection by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka in 2002 included this garden chaise longue capable to revolutionise outdoor furnishings and turn them into proper sculptures, with generous shapes that decorate the exteriors and, most important of all, invite to enjoy them.
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Chaise Longue Atoll by Patrick Norguet for Tacchini
Its name is not random, because the fabric chaise longue designed by Patrick Norguet for Tacchini is a cosy archipelago composed of 4 separate elements creating a very comfortable piece. One of these elements is asymmetric, which adds a nice surprise effect: the armrest on one side and the cavity on the other suggest many different positions for resting or reading.
Chaise longue MVS by Maarten Van Severen for Vitra
Sculpture-like, yet exceptionally comfortable, thanks to the strong and flexible material it is made of, the chaise longue by Maarten Van Severe for Vitra features also an outdoor version. Interestingly, it is self-stabilising, so you can go from the sitting to the reclining position simply by shifting the position of your body.
Chaise longue LC4 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
The iconic chaise longue by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand designed in 1928 has become over the years the chaise longue par excellence for its ergonomic and perfectly functional design: pure graphic lines and perfect stability.
Chaise longue Arioso by Zeno Nugari for Roche Bobois
A maxi “S” with a soft and stylish appearance capable to decorate a relax corner or turn itself into an interior eye-catch. The extra fine steel structure supports a sort of giant “cushion” available in different fabrics and colours.
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