The Best Seats In The House

Spending more time relaxing at home? Try sitting back in these 5 stylish chairs to level up your comfort game.

By Chris Ong        1 July 2021

With the pandemic restrictions in place for the past few months, we have been chilling out by staying in more these days. Whether it’s doing the couch potato and Netflixing, sitting down to have extended meals with the fam, and, for those of us who are always up on our feet, well, just the act of putting them up at home to relax is pure heaven. The amount of time we spend parking our behinds can easily come up to many hours of the day, which means that where, how and on what we plonk our bottoms is a major matter for serious thought. Here’s a list of 5 stylish and comfy chairs – ranging from the classic to the downright quirky – for you to pick one from, to suit your particular “bumming” out lifestyle.

IKEA Strandmon Wing Chair
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Strandmon Wing Chair, $299, IKEA

If you aren’t quite sure what to get or need to have a look at a variety of furniture and furnishings before deciding, IKEA is a fail-safe one-stop place to find your choice seat. And, if you are into all things mid-century modern (it’s still very much a trend for interior design), then this heritage piece is your It seat to get. The Strandmon wing chair is part of the Swedish furniture retail giant’s design archives; it was first introduced in the 1950s. After 60 years, it’s returned to feed our nostalgic feels. The chair provides extra support with its high back, and comfort with its lustrous and durable two-tone Skiftebo polyester fabric. Choose from Skiftebo yellow (seen here), Nordvalla dark grey, Djuparp dark green, Kelinge beige, or Vibberbo black/beige, and complete with your fave book and warm drink (fireplace’s optional) for that total old-school tea room vibe.

Available at IKEA stores, multiple locations,


Urban Outfitters Pizza Bean Bag Chair
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Pizza Bean Bag Chair, $88, Urban Outfitters

This one’s for the kiddo or the young-at-heart; it’s a polyester bean bag chair shaped in the form of a pizza slice (a pepperoni one, from what we can gather). Just how big a slice? An oversized 32 by 22 by 13 inches (length, width and height, respectively). Order one and eat, we mean, to sit and eat an actual pizza.

Available at Urban Outfitters


Teak & Barrel Sleepy Weekend Swing Chair
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Sleepy Weekend Swing Chair, $399 (Usual Price), Teak & Barrel

If you have extra estate in the form of a balcony or patio (or have space in any of your living areas), why not aim for the whole resorts look and feel with a swing chair? This suitably-named Sleepy Weekend is a vine-inspired designed one-seater from outdoor furniture specialist Teak & Barrel that’s made for pure leisure; imagine reclining in or dozing off during a tranquil afternoon or evening. Total bliss.

Available at Teak & Barrel, 16 Tampines Street 92, Evorich Building, #02-02, 528873,

BONUS: SAFRA members can get to purchase the Sleepy Weekend Swing Chair at the special price of $189 at Teak & Barrel. Click here for more information.

Castlery Torri Counter Chair
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Torri Counter Chair, $169 (Usual price: $209), Castlery

Love chilling and nursing a tall cold one at your kitchen island or home bar counter? You need the right seats in order to be both the master of the bar and the host with the most for when you’re entertaining your fellow drinking buds at home. These counter chairs – the grey’s for minimalists, the fir green’s for the luxe-minded – are the ones to help make an impression. The Art Deco-style ribbed barrel-curved backrest, the chrome-finished stainless steel footrest and the comfy upholstery (firm polyester for the grey; plush velvet for the fir green), all make these the perfect 99 cm-tall good lookers for a good-looking home.

Available at Castlery (at Jit Poh Studio), 19 Keppel Road, Jit Poh Building, #02-06, 089052,;;


etch&bolts Fuzz Chair
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Fuzz Chair, $669, etch&bolts

Wherever you choose to put this – in your bedroom or in your study – it will be a statement piece. Not that it is ostentatious, mind, but because it is low-key eye-catching with its classy peacock-style design. Crafted by homegrown furniture design studio etch&bolts from solid ashwood (meaning it is both sturdy and easy to clean), this one’s a keeper for the family home; dress it up with lots of cushions, shrugs, rugs and all of your other favourite stuff to make this your own personal private nook.

Available at etch&bolts, multiple locations,;;


BONUS: SAFRA members can receive a free limited edition stool worth $289 with every sofa or dining table purchased; 10% off original retail prices; free delivery for all furniture (worth $90); free upgrade to premium seating comfort for every sofa purchased (worth $220); or free upgrade to Infinity Surface table top for every dining table purchased (worth $500) at etch&bolts. Click here for more information.

All products are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Prices stated are correct as of time of posting and are based on current exchange rates.

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