Dare we call the Imola chair the perfect seat?
The humble chair is underrated, but we’re here to change that. If you think about it, we spend most of our waking hours sitting down, whether it’s at our desk at work, or reclining in an armchair in a food coma. If we’re going to spend that much time on our rump, we should get comfortable – and there’s a chair in the market that makes you want to curl up in its tactile embrace.
Let’s set the scene: it’s the end of a long day, and you’ve got your Netflix series lined up for an epic marathon. You need to get comfortable, and we have six reasons why the Imola chair could be the one to rule them all.
Chair or bed?
The perennial question: chair or bed? But if you’re going to be avidly glued to the screen for hours, your back will thank you for choosing an armchair. And if the only thing that’s between us and a Netflix marathon is a cosy armchair, we’d want it to be Scandinavian furniture brand BoConcept’s Imola chair. It’s earned its iconic status by selling 20,000 units since its launch, and this December, the Imola celebrates its tenth birthday with an anniversary iteration.
Curves and rounded edges
It goes without saying that you don’t want a straight-backed chair during your binge watching sessions. After all, you want to watch the battle for the Iron Throne, and not actually sit in one. The Imola chair is all curves and rounded edges (if it looks reminiscent of a tennis ball, that’s because it was inspired by one) to cup around you like a cradle as you sink into it.
Designer Henrik Pedersen (known for his love of marrying minimalism, comfort, and embracing organic shapes) has a background in fashion, so this is a man who understands the shape and form of the human body.
After you’ve settled into your chair, you need to find your sweet viewing spot. No need to pretzel yourself into a small armchair (not all of us take yoga classes). The Imola chair is so roomy, you can comfortably put your feet up as you sit back with a glass of wine. Whether you want to stretch your feet out between episodes or be a blanket burrito in the Imola’s cocoon, you’ve got ample space to get cosy. Bliss.
As comfortable as it can get
Comfort doesn’t just come from a chair’s shape, but also what it’s made of. Because not all chairs are created equal for your needs, Imola gives you the option of customisation. Some love the feel of velvet, or the cool smoothness of leather against the skin, so you get to personalise your Imola by choosing its upholstery design from over a hundred premium fabric and leather options (including a new colour option of black velvet).
Material aside, you also get a choice between a swivel base or a slim line base frame. Your potato chips on the coffee table can be just a swivel away.
If we’re going to spend hours in one spot, why not pick a chair that looks as good as it feels? Let’s face it – the Imola looks the part. With its fluid shape contrasted by its minimal wireframe line base, squint from afar and the chair looks like it’s levitating.
And if that isn’t special enough, only 600 pieces of this chair will be made by a handful of artisans. All pieces come with a numbered plaque, commemorative booklet and a certificate of authenticity. It looks good, it feels good, and it’s made for good measure.
Sweet deal just for you
So pleased with the Imola chair that you want to get another for your partner (so he can stop stealing your seat)? The anniversary edition isn’t going to stick around forever, so you should nab one while you can (now available both online and in-store). Plus, BoConcept’s year-end sale has kicked off, and it’s a pretty sweet deal of up to 20% discount storewide.
While you’re at it, peruse the other offerings from the Scandinavian furniture and lifestyle brand. Your 2019 is looking fine with that brand new sofa…
BoConcept; 290 Orchard Rd, Paragon Mall, 04-01/02/03, Singapore 238859; p. 6736 0777
This article is sponsored by BoConcept