From left: These bulbous armrests are inspired by the hot-air balloon invented by the Montgolfiere brothers, after whom the chair is named; the Puffer Chair’s coil springs, ­painstakingly hand-tied, provide cushy support. (Photographer: Sarah Anne Ward for Bloomberg Businessweek)

Maximize Your Comfort With a Puffy Armchair That’s Large and in Charge

Maximize Your Comfort With a Puffy Armchair That’s Large and in Charge

Montgolfiere Armchair

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Dimensions: 44.1"w x 43.3"d x 29.5"h
As part of the Globe Trotter collection for French furniture brand Roche Bobois, this design— from the ­exuberant mind of Marcel Wanders— looks light and fluffy but is solidly constructed from pine, fir, and metal. And if this red fabric is too tame for you, there are bolder options. It can also be configured as a sofa or an ottoman. $5,100;

Puffer Chair

Dimensions 39"w x 36"d x 27"h
Moving Mountains, a studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., combined 1970s Italian and California design to create this vision of laid-back living. The beanbag-like seat sits on a swiveling base, so the whole thing seems to hover barely above ground; it’s available in your choice of materials and finishes. $5,500;

Maximize Your Comfort With a Puffy Armchair That’s Large and in Charge

Pacha Lounge Chair

Dimensions: 24.4"w x 27.16"d x 27.35"h
First designed in 1975 by Pierre Paulin, the Pacha was a pioneer in so-called low-level living—a way of sitting on or near the floor by getting rid of chair legs. Produced by the brand Gubi in Copenhagen, it’s as contemporary and comfortable as ever. $3,159;

Mollo Armchair

Dimensions: 68.1"w x 46.5"d x 26.8"h
For the London studio Established & Sons, designer Philippe Malouin created this instantly recognizable, exceptionally comfortable throne entirely out of a high-density polyurethane foam. It sits on the floor, but your seat remains more than 17 inches off the ground. $14,646;

Cape Lounge Chair

Dimensions: 33"w x 37"d x 31.5"h
Danish designer Charlotte Honcke’s Cape lounge chair, produced in collaboration with the Scandinavian furniture brand Warm Nordic, is inspired by the puffed sleeves and layered designs of haute couture. It comes in seven colors and a range of high-quality fabrics from Kvadrat. $2,355;

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