Retro Armchairs

Izabela Ninic, Architect

May 25, 2016

Products & Materials

The latest trends in interior design nostalgically bring us back to the 50s, 60s and 70s of the last century, using retro elements of furniture in a new way.

Armchair is a mandatory element of every living room, however the introduction of retro design in this detail brings refreshment in every living room. The Walter Knoll Company has redesigned some of the historical models and successfully integrated them with the latest trends.


Votteler chair, designed back in 1956, is ideal for holiday or reading. The combination of upholstered seats and backs, wooden handrails and steel legs fits perfectly with the trends that dictate the diversity of materials. With its simplicity this timeless armchair will easily fit in many spaces. With its beauty it will attract attention as an independent element in the corner or as an integral part of the seating area.


Armchair 375 from 1957 is a model that exudes in simplicity and elegance. It was made for pleasant conversations and relaxation, and it attracts attention with its beauty. Slightly slanted wooden legs are a detail that is extremely popular so this model will satisfy many supporters of the trend. It is desirable to combine a coffee table to match the stylish armchair… just as it was done in the last century!



This model can be combined with a sofa or a tabure chair from the same series or with style wise different seating elements.


Haussmann 310 is an armchair from 1962 that was created with the idea to give the chesterfield pattern a new expression and visual lightness, but also comfort. This model combines perfectly with the minimalist or classical style and elegance that it exudes is eternal. When introducing this armchairs into a space it is important not to overdo with the amount.


The Fabricius armchair was designed in the seventies. It is intended for living rooms and public areas. Low and simple, it’s full of retro beauty that is desirable in the latest interiors. Whether it is a library, a fireplace area or club seating, you will not go wrong with choosing this armchair.


To make the atmosphere complete, introduce retro lighting and decorative fabrics and connect everything with other elements in the room through the choice of colors and materials.


Photo: Walter Knoll

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