COSY AND STYLISH: 8 OF THE BEST shaggy chairs

Look no further for the latest in contemporary armchairs.Swathed in cosy sheepskin, super-soft wool or fluffy faux-fur, each of these chairs is a delight, providing snug comfort and maximum style points in one hit - not always an easy combo to find.

Given the temperature drops and design heritage in the Nordic countries, it may come as no surprise that three of the shaggy chairs in our edit are classic Scandinavian pieces. Little Petra became an example of the 'Funkis' design movement in Denmark in the 1930s and the Arctander is the stuff of design legend, having been ignored for decades only to resurface in the 90s and continue to win style fans ever since, ever more so, following its recent reupholstery in sheepskin.

Some of the newest models take their influence from instantly recognisable mid-century shapes, others are a stylish take on more traditional wing-back forms. Either way, the shaggy chair is having a style moment.

So choose your favourite piece, hunker down in the warm, sit back and relax..

 

LITTLE PETRA LOUNGE CHAIR, FROM £2,315, VIGGO BOESEN AT TWENTYTWENTYONE

LITTLE PETRA LOUNGE CHAIR, FROM £2,315, VIGGO BOESEN AT TWENTYTWENTYONE

First introduced in 1938, Little Petra became an eminent example of the Funkis style, a movement born in Denmark in the 1930s.

sahara armchair, £599, Atkin and Thyme

sahara armchair, £599, Atkin and Thyme

This snugly Sahara armchair has a bold shaggy cotton printed upholstery in a striking ikat style.

JOLENE ARMCHAIR, £3,800, Elnaz Namaki Studio

JOLENE ARMCHAIR, £3,800, Elnaz Namaki Studio

This sumptuous armchair is upholstered in top quality straight aviator shearling and is handcrafted by specialist English craftsmen.

LAMINO EASY CHAIR, £1,629, SWEDESE AT Funkionalley

LAMINO EASY CHAIR, £1,629, SWEDESE AT Funkionalley

Designed with the human form in mind, Yngve Ekström's 1956 design is as functional today as it was then.

LAMINO EASY CHAIR, £1,629, SWEDESE AT Funkionalley

LAMINO EASY CHAIR, £1,629, SWEDESE AT Funkionalley

Designed with the human form in mind, Yngve Ekström's 1956 design is as functional today as it was then.

ziggy chair, £1,299, Heal's

ziggy chair, £1,299, Heal's

Mixing mid-century style with cool Scandi charm, this cosy chair is upholstered in 100% sheep’s wool.

MAURICETTE PINK FAUX-FUR VINTAGE CHAIR, £95, MAISONS DU MONDE

MAURICETTE PINK FAUX-FUR VINTAGE CHAIR, £95, MAISONS DU MONDE

Original and comfortable, this chair would be great for a desk or to dress up a bedroom.

arctander chair, from £4,949, paustian at Skandium

arctander chair, from £4,949, paustian at Skandium

The Arctander chair was designed by Philip Arctander in 1944 (it is also known as Muslingestolen – the Clam chair). In 2016, Paustian put the chair back into production, in collaboration with Sofie Arctander Paustian. It's available with and without curved armrests and this model is upholstered in Sahara sheepskin.

cabana yeti chair, £2,250, Timothy Oulton

Made with luxurious thick long-haired New Zealand sheepskin, this distinctive chair will add textural charm to your room.