A modern papasan chair combines a classic design with a contemporary style and is a perfect addition to any home or office. These bowl-like chairs are popular in East Asian countries, such as Japan and the Philippines. They made their way to American shores in the 1950s. A papasan chair is a cozy accent piece for your living room, but it can also be used for numerous other applications, from office seating to home bar stools.
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Tufted Barrel Chair with Adjustable Height
Perfect For: Adding a touch of sophistication to any room
What We Like: Versatile height adjustment and 360-degree swivel
This luxurious tufted barrel chair boasts a chic and modern design while providing ultimate comfort. Set on a polished chrome pedestal base, the round-back swivel seat is wrapped in exquisite PU leather upholstery and padded with supportive foam. The versatile height adjustment, ranging from 12.4" to 18", ensures it meets all your requirements whether you're using it with a vanity table or eating counter. The 360-degree swivel feature adds convenience, particularly in workspaces or kitchen areas.
Enhance the chair's elegance by pairing it with a glass or mirrored side table and adding a plush cushion in a complementary color for extra comfort.
2-Piece Papasan Chair Set with Wicker Rattan Seats
Perfect For: Enhancing indoor living spaces or outdoor balconies
What We Like: Weather-resistant and fashionable design
Introducing a 2-piece Papasan chair set that effortlessly combines contemporary style with mid-century modern appeal. Each chair is crafted from powder-coated metal, making it water and UV-ray resistant for lasting durability. The openwork PE wicker rattan seats showcase a slightly reclined silhouette, perfect for sinking back and unwinding. With a weight capacity of 300 lbs, these versatile chairs are ideal for both indoor and outdoor settings. Some assembly is required, and all tools are provided.
To create an inviting corner, add vibrant patterned cushions and a matching side table for holding your favorite drinks, books, or decorative items.
Acapulco-Style Patio Furniture Set
Perfect For: Enhancing outdoor relaxation and conversations
What We Like: Comfortable mid-century resort-style design
This Acapulco-style patio furniture set offers two laid-back and supremely comfortable outdoor chairs, designed to bring the spirit of 1950s Acapulco to your garden, patio, or other outdoor spaces. The chairs are hand-woven with weatherproof PE rattan cording, wrapped around durable powder-coated metal frames, ensuring a long-lasting and stylish seating arrangement. These high-back chairs support up to 330 pounds each, providing a natural recline for leisurely lounging and easy conversation.
Brighten up this classic design by adding colorful seat cushions or throws, and pair the chairs with a minimalistic side table for holding drinks or snacks, creating a cozy outdoor nook for leisure and relaxation.
40” Wide Tufted Swivel Papasan Chair
What we like: Attractively styled woven rattan/wicker and steel frame; 360° swivel action; easy to clean and maintain
What we don’t like: No toss pillows or ottoman included
Not so great for: Outdoor or patio use
Perfect for: Afternoon naps; lounging around the house; relaxing
This papasan chair uses a steel frame enclosed in an abstract woven wicker cage for a unique contemporary style. Upholstered cushion in a polyester blend, the cushion has channel-pocket stitching to provide a plush, billowing effect for added comfort.
The poly-filled seat cushion fastens to the frame using ties, allowing you to remove it for cleaning. As the frame is lightweight, you can easily position it in any room. However, the untreated frame makes it unsuitable for use outdoors.
White Faux Leather Wide Papasan Chair
What we like: Smooth faux leather upholstery; comfortable padded polyurethane-foam chair; contemporary white finish
What we don’t like: Limited weight capacity; the high price tag
Not so great for: Adults who weigh more than 200 lb.; seating more than one at a time
Perfect for: Gaming sessions, reading and studying, watching movies
A white faux leather papasan chair adds a modern addition to any home. The padded chair is low to the ground and attached to a circular steel frame. The plush cushion is filled with ultra-soft polyurethane foam.
Relax in this papasan as you play video games, join your family for a movie night, read a book, or study with friends.
Cozy Foldable Saucer Chair
Perfect For: Adding extra seating in dorm rooms, apartments, or bedrooms
What We Like: Easily transportable and space-saving design
Upgrade any room with this cozy foldable saucer chair that offers 100 percent polyester fabric and a wide seat for ultimate comfort. Ideal for studying, relaxing, or watching TV, this chair features a durable steel frame and can be easily transported or stored, making it a fantastic addition to dorm rooms or small living spaces. This foldable chair will be an instant hit, creating a lively pop of color and a popular lounging spot for everyone.
Keep the saucer chair in a corner of the room or by a window, making it a reading or relaxation nook, and combine it with a soft throw blanket and a decorative pillow for an inviting touch.
Contemporary Woven Outdoor Chair
Perfect For: Creating a relaxing focal point in your garden or patio area
What We Like: Durable tin frame and unique armrest and backrest design
This contemporary woven outdoor chair is perfect for making a stylish statement in your home while providing comfortable seating. Designed with a durable tin frame and plastic rattan, this chair is both weather-resistant and visually appealing. The glossy finish, armrests fused to the backrest, and the circular seat structure create a modern and captivating look. Measuring 29" L x 23" W x 30" H and weighing just 10 lbs, this chair is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and has a maximum weight limit of 250 lbs.
To enhance the outdoor relaxation experience, place this chair next to a simple round side table and surround it with large potted plants. To clean, use a sponge, mild soap, and warm water, then rinse with a garden hose.
Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair
Perfect For: Enhancing comfort and posture during long work hours
What We Like: Its fully adjustable hand-upholstered fabric seat
Experience superior comfort and support with this ergonomic office chair designed to improve your posture. Its hand-upholstered fabric seat is fully adjustable, ensuring a customized fit for your work setup. Not only is it beneficial for your overall wellbeing, but it also boasts a stylish design that complements any office decor.
To maximize the chair's benefits, make sure to set the chair height so that your feet are flat on the floor and your arms are parallel to your desk. This will help maintain proper posture and prevent discomfort during extended work sessions.
Mid-Century Iconic Chair
Perfect For: Enhancing dining, office, or lounge areas
What We Like: Timeless and versatile design
This Mid-Century Iconic Chair is an updated take on a classic design, featuring sleek lines and elegant curves. It's available in a variety of colors to match any decor and can be used in multiple settings, from dining rooms to office spaces or lounges. The chair's ergonomic shape provides exceptional support and comfort, making it an ideal choice for those who value both style and functionality.
Pair the chair with a round or oval dining table made of wood or glass to accentuate the mid-century feel, and accessorize the space with geometric patterns or bold colors for a cohesive look.
Double Papasan Chair with Microsuede Cushion
What we like: Microsuede upholstery and environmentally friendly cushion filling; rattan frame with lacquer finish; no assembly required
What we don’t: Not strong enough for heavier adults
Not so great for: Rooms with limited space
Perfect for: Seating multiple guests; watching movies or gaming with friends; taking naps
This papasan couch can seat two people and features a plush and tufted cushion upholstered in microsuede. The frame is a rattan design with a lacquer finish for a Zen-style aesthetic.
Sturdily built, you can use this papasan chair to relax inside or outside. The cushion contains a crushed polyester filling that’s also environmentally friendly. You can curl up and fall asleep on this chair or share it with a friend or your partner while watching a movie or enjoying a gaming session.
Accent Chair with Zipper Design and Gold-Plated Legs
Perfect For: Adding a touch of elegance and comfort to any living space
What We Like: Unique zipper detail and luxurious materials
Upgrade your seating area with this gorgeous accent chair, boasting a one-of-a-kind zipper design and smooth, simple lines for a clean, modern look. The solid color velvet upholstery adds a soft, sumptuous touch, and the high-quality cotton interior ensures a comfortable sitting experience. Meanwhile, the gold-plated metal legs not only provide sturdiness but also protect your floors from scratches. This versatile accent chair is perfect for both classic and contemporary room styles.
For a chic and cohesive interior, pair this accent chair with a plush area rug, a sleek side table, and complimentary decorative pillows in similar tones. Happy lounging!
Diamond Design Steel Wire Mesh Chair
Perfect For: Chic and contemporary interior spaces
What We Like: Unique diamond design
Embrace elegance with this distinctive diamond design steel wire mesh chair, perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to any living room, bedroom, or office. The chair boasts a wire mesh frame, creating a striking and airy appearance, while the steel construction ensures durability and support. Plus, the chair comes with floor protectors, so it guards your floors from scratches and scuffs.
Pair this chair with a plush cushion to enhance its comfort and add a stylish area rug to the space for a cozy, inviting atmosphere.
Velvet Vanity Chair with Gold Legs
Perfect For: Adding glamour and comfort to any room
What We Like: Plush velvet upholstery and stylish curved design
This velvet vanity chair boasts a luxurious pink fabric that feels soft and elegant, providing both sophistication and comfort. The gold legs in a brush finish elevate the chair's glam quotient, while the curved backrest offers a cozy and modern silhouette. Best of all, this versatile chair complements multiple settings, such as your home office, dining room, or living area, and supports up to 285 lbs. With easy assembly, you'll have a gorgeous accent chair that's ready to use in 10 minutes.
Pair this vibrant chair with a sleek glass desk for a chic home office setup, or place it in any corner to create a cozy reading nook that showcases your unique style.
Wire Lounge Chair with Custom Pad & Pillow Set
Perfect For: Bringing a touch of Hollywood modernism to your living space
What We Like: Iconic design and customizable comfort
This Wire Lounge Chair, inspired by Hans Wegner's 1950s rattan design, offers a luxurious and contemporary touch to your home. The wire design fans out, reminiscent of a male bird's feathers, making it a true conversation piece. Complete the personal look with a custom-made seat pad and pillow set, locally handcrafted in Los Angeles, CA. Choose from a variety of colors, or even place custom fabric orders to fit your style perfectly.
Pair the Wire Lounge Chair with a sleek glass coffee table and vibrant area rug for an effortlessly chic and inviting lounging space.
Triangular Steel Leg Side Table
Perfect For: Contemporary living rooms or bedrooms
What We Like: Sleek and minimalist design
This triangular side table features three sturdy steel legs, providing a stable and durable surface for your favorite items. The modern and sleek design makes it a versatile piece that easily fits into any room. Whether you need a surface to hold your favorite book or decorative pieces in the living room, or a nightstand in the bedroom, this side table is both functional and stylish.
Pair this side table with a geometric patterned rug and a minimalist lamp for a cohesive and chic look that enhances your contemporary décor.
33” Wide Orange Papasan Chair Set
What we like: Ultra-modern, minimalist design; bright orange color adds flair to your home
What we don’t like: Expensive for a set
Not so great for: Lounging or outdoor use
Perfect for: Living rooms, recreation rooms, and business offices as an accent chair
This set of ultra-modern papasan-style chairs comes with foam-filled and flared scoop seats, and backrests are upholstered in faux leather (PU.) The retro-style frame features four steel legs with a chrome finish.
These chairs exhibit a minimalist, contemporary style in bright orange, adding a pop of color to your home décor.
While comfortable and soft, the backrest is short, offering little back support. The seat depth is also relatively shallow, so these chairs are unsuitable for mid-day naps.
60 32cm Wide Wool Swivel Papasan Chair
What we like: The wool upholstery is luxurious and comfortable; the spider-leg frame is stylish and modern
What we don’t like: Wool can be challenging to clean and maintain
Not so great for: Outdoor parties or gatherings; kitchen or bathroom use
Perfect for: Dining chairs when casters are replaced with glides
This modern papasan-style chair features a swivel seat and backrest upholstered in luxurious wool on a spider frame made of steel. The four legs have casters, which you can replace with floor glides.
With the casters installed, this papasan chair is perfect for your home office, allowing you to maneuver between workspaces comfortably. You can also replace the casters with protective floor glides, turning it into the perfect dining chair. If you’re looking for papasan bedroom chairs, this can also be perfect for use with a makeup vanity table.
Oversized Folding Saucer Chair
What we like: Oversized for your comfort; folding design allows you to store the chair easily; affordably priced
What we don’t like: Can be noisy when you move in it
Not so great for: Unsuitable for outdoor use
Perfect for: Seating in a child or teenager’s room
This saucer chair features an oversized seat cushion that you can comfortably lose yourself in because it’s padded on all sides. The chair is easy to clean and maintain, and the folding legs are sturdy.
If you’re looking for chairs similar to papasan in design, this saucer chair is an excellent choice. Ideal for a teenager’s room or for playing games, you can simply fold the chair for easy storage under the bed or transfer it to another room.
27 56” Wide Indoor/Outdoor Papasan Chairs (Set of 2)
What we like: Versatile chairs that can be used indoors or outdoors; resistant to rust and UV
What we don’t like: Can’t be stacked for storage; no pillows or cushions included
Not so great for: Extended gaming or movie-watching sessions
Perfect for: Garden parties and relaxing by the pool
These papasan chairs come in a budget-friendly set of two and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use due to their polyethylene wicker seats and powder-coated steel frames. They are ideal for relaxing on the patio or poolside on a warm summer’s day.
The legs feature floor glides to protect your hardwood and tile flooring against scratches. The seats are reclined but shallow, so while you can lean into them, they aren’t as comfortable as deeper chairs.
28” Wide Height Adjustable Swivel Papasan Chair
What we like: Comfortable MDF seat and quilted faux-leather upholstery; height adjustability
What we don’t like: Shallow seat depth can limit comfort
Not so great for: Napping or sitting for long periods
Perfect for: Relaxing with a drink by a home bar; office and conference-room furniture
A truly modern papasan-style chair, this design features a medium-density fiberboard (MDF) seat with foam cushioning upholstered in black or dark gray quilted faux leather. The metal stand it sits on provides both a swivel action and height adjustability using a gas lift and manual lever on the side.
While a modern papasan chair can be used in the living room, it’s also perfect for business offices, conference rooms, and working from home. The executive styling is attractive and sharp and complements a variety of décor choices. If you have a home bar, this can be an attractive, comfortable addition.
Handmade Papasan Rocking Chair
What we like: Shabby-chic PE cord weave backrest and iron frame; weather resistance for outdoor use; rocking action
What we don’t like: Can be difficult to assemble; no swivel functionality; no pillows or cushions included
Not so great for: Gaming or performing work-related tasks
Perfect for: Rocking your children to sleep; relaxing on the porch or by the fireplace
Suitable for modern or mid-century décors, the seat and backrest feature a polyethylene cord weave design, and the frame is made from durable and rigid iron. To prevent rust, the iron frame has a powder-coated finish, which also protects against UV radiation.
The chair’s rocking action makes it the perfect addition for a nursery, allowing you to rock your child to sleep gently. While excellent for indoor use, you can also place the chair outside thanks to its weather-resistant finish.
20 75” Wide Wire Studio Papasan Chair
What we like: The simple, open-wire design; steel construction with chrome finish; velvet polyester upholstery; very lightweight
What we don’t like: Seat is very shallow
Not so great for: Lounging or napping
Perfect for: Use with vanity tables in the bedroom or bathroom
A sleek, modern papasan design, this chair features a steel frame with four legs, a wire backrest, and a chrome finish. The foam-filled seat cushion is upholstered in glamorous velvet-like polyester.
This papasan vanity chair is perfect for the bedroom or bathroom. The chrome finish protects the steel frame against corrosion, and the lightweight construction allows you to move the chair from one room to another easily.
Pair with a modern stainless steel, glass-topped vanity table, and style with a faux fur throw cushion for a chic, feminine make-up area.
Original rocking chair for living room applications. Its solid wooden construction provides plenty of space and supports many comfortable and relaxing postures. Neutral color of its cushion perfectly matches any living room.
One of the most comfortable chairs - is a large rounded bowl-shaped chair with an adjustable angle similar to that of a futon, called papasan. This modern example is made of thick black wicker, with wide modern weaves, and is full of white cushions.
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Truly lavish and cozy, this modern papasan chair will become your favorite piece in the entire household, sporting the sublime, wooden frame and the charming, warm tone of the upholstery of the thickly padded cushion on the seat and back.
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