The classic high back wing chair is one with a high backrest, on the sides of which two ears or wings protrude. The reason for this design has a history, many stories, which are those of gentlemen with cold, very cold, back in the twilight of the seventeenth century, in England. The chill air flow interfered with the thoughts and daydreams of aristocratic rest, especially when it was too far from a chimney. Posed the problem to furniture artisans, they found an armchair model that protected the head of the rich in an extra way. This is how the wing chairs are born.
And so successful was this functional design that extended beyond the ocean, to the North American colonies, where replicas still did not possess the quilts, tapestries and cushions or cushions typical of a comfortable life. Since then, the high back wing chair was mutating in designs whose styles responded to the characteristics and materials of each place.
During the ’50s, these armchairs became popular and multiplied in many rooms and livings, bringing that extra of sophistication to other furniture. In general, the wing chair accompanies a good sofa, and is located in a corner, creating with its presence a space for reading, weaving, resting. The pair of high back wing chair is also frequent, perhaps as the only seats for the living room or the living room.