Sink into nine of our favourite chubby chairs, each cultivating a voluminous, playful take on armchair design. 

Chubby chairs embody comfort through their organic form, cocoon-like shape and in some cases, innate plushness. We embrace the curves of nine chubby chairs, old and new, that share a distinct chunky silhouette. 

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Despite its semi-recent inception in 2014, the Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood has become a cult favourite chubby chair, with a scooped seat and childlike rounded legs.

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Commissioned by former French president Georges Pompidou in 1971 for the renovation of the Elysée Palace in Paris, the Ligne Roset Pumpkin Armchair is adored for its voluptuous shell and enveloping form.

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Filled with feather fibre, the chubby Harvey Swivel Armchair by Grazia & Co. is designed and made in Australia and resembles two sculptural forms on top of one another.

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This year, Baxter introduced the Barret as part of their Milano Worldwide 2021 collection at Milan’s Salone del Mobile. The chair is inspired by the shapes of the 1970s with a rigid polymer shell and leather upholstery in soft curled leather.

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The pillowy B&B Italia Le Bambole appears as if carved from a single block, where the backrest, seat and armrest merge as one.