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Need a great armchair? Try Morba

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Need a great armchair? Try Morba

The Modern Chair

Finding the right armchair for your space can be challenging. The first concern is style. Do you enjoy a modern esthetic, or are your tastes more traditional? Is a menswear-inspired upholstery fabric ideal or does a light-coloured denim suit best? Then, of course, comes function. Does the chair need to feel cozy and comfortable, or is its placement in a room more of an architectural element? Will it be used as a catch-all for yesterday’s wardrobe, or will it be a go-to perch from which to watch the news?

But most importantly: Will the damn chair fit up the stairs and through the narrow doorway of the master bedroom on the third floor? My quest for the perfect armchair ended at Morba, at 665 Queen St. West in Toronto. A furniture and home design store with a special interest in Scandinavian mid-century design, Morba is an eclectic mix of lighting, furniture, homewares and other curios. While wandering through the chock-full shop, I laid eyes on something streamlined, grey and mid-century, and knew that the hunt was over. The Modern Chair. Upholstered in timber wolf grey with wooden legs and a compact frame, it was perfect for my attic space. And the price was right—the beauty was on sale for $299. I ordered it, picked it up from the nearby Morba warehouse a week or two later, shoehorned it into the trunk of my car and got it situated in the master. With the addition of a lime green cushion from Urban Barn, I’m very pleased with the end result. Photo courtesy of Morba.
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