A Teddy Bear-Like Chair From Hygge Life in Avon
Maximize coziness with this splurge-worthy seat
Pioneering proponents of the Danish cultural practice of cultivating moments of cozy contentment, Alexandra Gove and husband Koen van Renswoude now curate comfort from their Avon shop Hygge Life, eschewing perfection in favor of “furnishings that give you joy and personally speak to you,” says Gove. A favorite example, created in 1935 by award-winning Danish architect and designer Flemming Lassen, the Tired Man chair is a veritable teddy bear of a seat, its organic curves offering a timeless modern take on the iconic wingback—itself a late-17th-century paean to fireside coziness—and its plush natural sheep fleece pushing the form beyond homage into playfulness. Let the mountain winds blow. Lassen likened his Tired Man chair’s embrace to a mother polar bear’s hug, and that inviting appeal has us ranking this Scandi-chic beauty a Goldilocks-worthy “just right.” Shown in Moonlight sheepskin with dark oak legs, $10,019.