Intimate high back chairs


High-back armchairs provide a private, intimate space in which to relax, enjoy a quiet moment, and block out the distractions and hustle and bustle of modern life.

They are often designed and specified for public areas, receptions, atria or break-out spaces, such as the Norah by JDD, while others, like the Remind chair by Nube Italia are suited to cosy residential interiors.

Click on the images to go through to manufacturer websites.
Which is your favourite?
Check out the poll at the bottom of this post.

Alcove High Back Love Seat
The Alcove High Back Love Seat is designed by Bouroullec Brothers for Vitra. It is the high-back version of the Alcove, which is also available as a two-seater and a three-seater.
Vitra are holding a Christmas market until 22 December at their Clerkenwell Road showroom where you can check out the Alcove and shop for christmas items.

Available direct from Vitra or from suppliers such as
Connections Interiors.
Photographer: Marc Eggimann | © Vitra (

Remind armchair
I came across the high-back version of the Remind armchair by Nube Italia on Stylepark. It is designed by Carlo Colombo.

Norah armchair
The Norah armchair from JDD designed by Joseph Duffell and James Mercy, is a contemporary break-out chair for modern offices and public spaces. It is designed to provide a secluded space for a silent moment.

Bespoke chair- MediaCityUK on Salford Quays
A bespoke chair was created specifically for MediaCityUK by student designers Samir Skalli and Miriam Trent, competition winners for the BBC North workplace at MediaCityUK in Salford. The interior was designed by ID:SR. The chair was pictured by Gareth Gardner and featured in FX October 2011 (80-81). The chair has been designed for private phone calls, intimacy, and somewhere to focus within the work environment. Click through to see more on this project.

Kaigan privacy chair
Seen on Core77 blog, the Privacy Chair was designed by Marijn van der Poll for Ahrend. The design has taken inspiration from traditional Dutch wickerwork beach chairs and is intended the contemporary office environment.

Cocoon armchair
Seen on interiorholic, the Cocoon armchair by Russian designer Tompson Tompson described as: Designed to suit public interiors like offices and airports, Cocoon Armchair gives a person who sits in it some personal space as well as comfort. It looks like it would also suit leisure environments such as spas and hotels.

Dedon Orbit loveseat
A seat specifically designed for leisure environments, the Orbit Loveseat by Dedon has a large retractable cloth canopy that offers privacy as well as protection from the wind and sun. The Orbit loveseat is large enough for couples to relax and enjoy together.

So which is your favourite?

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One Response to “Intimate high back chairs”

  1. Owen Philipson (@ESIinteriors) Says:

    I have found another good example of this style. The haven armchair by Allermuir:

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