Early 20th-century design was all about opulence. Think angelic cherubs, window swags and gilded furniture and you're on the right lines. But, when the post-war years hit, furniture suddenly went all Copenhagen. So think teak, curves and pared-back elegance coupled with bobbly fabrics and colour-blocked designs. Now, that's retro. We've scoured the world for the best emerging designers to recreate the timeless charm of vintage, bringing you retro armchairs to mark you out as a true style setter. Find sweeping curves, bouclé materials and industrial-inspired metallic accents at MADE.COM.
Embrace the past
We love, love, love a retro armchair. Whether you're wanting to bring some mid-century Scandi to your look or channelling New York modernist style for an uptown vibe, we've got you covered. The devil's in the detail, so we've combined loads of metal in brass and copper tones to bring these vintage armchairs to life, as well as natural wood legs to make this look totally contemporary. If you're furnishing a WFH corner, why not team your new retro chair with a desk to build an attractive workspace? Add your laptop and an adjustable lamp, and you're all set.
Curvy looks, classic textiles
We've put textiles front and centre when creating our retro armchairs. That's because mid-century design is as much about comfort as it is about style. Kicking back and relaxing is all about feeling cosy, and our fabrics are made to feel soft, comfortable and consistent with the vintage spirit. Explore bobbly bouclé, faux sheepskin and plush velvet and find curvy models to sink into after a hard day's work, all the while congratulating yourself on your excellent taste. If you're thinking of adding a sofa into the mix, consider our range of couches in complementary styles and fabrics to go full-on modernist.
Go one step further with retro furniture
If your heart's set on the fashions of yesteryear, then why not take the look to the max? Retro-inspired bookcases and shelving units are perfect places to store your favourite pieces from artworks to plant pots, so explore our designs and achieve a pulled-together appearance with our expert help. Or, team your armchair with a coffee table in a similar style. Whether you're enjoying a quick cuppa or reading the latest novel accompanied by a glass of your favourite red, you'll know you've created a look your friends will envy.