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Retro Armchairs

Retro armchairs offer signature style to pull your scheme together. Technically referring to anything made in living memory, the term retro generally encompasses pieces designed in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Covering many schools and thoughts of design as well as some incredible designers, our curated collection of retro statement armchairs included exquisite examples of the era's taste and design ethos.Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for, or you have a wide-open brief to work from you’ll discover what you want here at Vinterior. Opt for a retro armchair with wooden arms to match your perfect pieces already at home. Alternatively, you could build your entire design around an iconic piece such as an Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair. Our marketplace is stocked exclusively by small boutiques, dedicated dealers, and specialist sellers which means you can find the retro armchair for sale that you’ve been hunting for. Shop beautifully crafted armchairs for smaller budget prices, as well as pieces from collectable retro designers like Hans J. Wegner, Florence Knoll and Pierre Paulin, in our marketplace below.

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Retro armchairs for sale at Vinterior

Retro armchairs come from designers in the 1950s-1980s, and essentially include chairs which also provide a rest for your arms. From there, schools of thought vary. Some designers of the age included high-style cushioning, while others presented searingly modern pieces that you just know are retro when you see them. The retro design period typically covers anything in living memory, yet it can often be more closely associated with style from the 1960s through to the early 1990s, and it also includes other periods of design as well.

If you’re looking to narrow your search for the perfect retro statement armchair down, then browse our Scandinavian modern armchairsor explore an extensive array of mid-century modern armchairs. You can also pair our retro armchairs with other retro furniture, including sideboards, wallpaper and floor lamps.

Retro armchairs available in the UK

Our collection of retro armchairs in the UK comes from small boutique collectors and trusted sellers who understand the importance of beautiful furniture. They’re masters in restoring and preserving these pieces, and they can’t wait to share their collections with you. You can also shop retro armchairs from other small boutique furniture stores in our global community. These include collectors in Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland, Germany and more.


Where to buy retro armchairs?

Buying retro armchairs used to take years, but shopping online allows you to find your perfect item in just a few minutes. Before, you used to have to spend years searching for your ideal piece in boutiques and antique stores around the country. Now, you can simply go online and find retro armchairs for sale at the click of a button. At Vinterior we have thousands of pieces to offer, including high-style design classics and retro armchairs with wooden arms. Plus, with our intuitive search function, you can narrow down the results by price, size, material, style and more. We even have pages of retro armchairs with wooden arms. Not quite what you’re looking for? You can also search thousands of vintage armchairs from other design periods at Vinterio today.

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