Papasan Chairs: 51 Fresh New Ways to Enjoy a Retro Favorite

A cultural icon of 70s furniture design that never fell completely out of style – the famous papasan chair still holds decorative sway today, its look and materials constantly changing with the times. Before this look was imported into the western realm of furniture design, initially by soldiers returning from war, what we know as the "papasan chair" was widely used as a versatile and economical furniture staple in Thailand and the Philippines. This post spans all kinds, from classic rattan papasan chairs all the way to their sleek modern derivatives. Find the perfect papasan chair for any interior style with this useful compilation.

Recommended Reading:  32 Comfortable Reading Chairs To Help You Get Lost In Your Literary World

Did you like this article?

Share it on any of the social media channels below to give us your vote.

Your feedback helps us improve.

House with front lawn

Get the best in architecture and design

Delivered directly to your inbox. Free.


Here is what you get free by subscribing:

  • An ebook with 100+ images of some of the best work we have ever featured.
  • A daily dose of outstanding design pictures and tips in your inbox.
  • Inspiration from the best in the industry. Watch, adapt, adopt!