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Madeleine Chair

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A closer look at Madeleine

Slipper chairs are ideal as occasional pieces; the absence of arms making them suited to tucking away, ready to come forward when needed. They’re also lovely designs in their own right, adding softness to the corner of a bedroom or passing space. Madeleine is our charming interpretation of this classic chair.

The frame: in the making

We make our frames using expert joinery techniques that’ll stand up to a lifetime of use. The point where the back legs meet the frame needs to be especially strong – it’ll be taking most of the weight – which is why we use finger joints that securely lock together each piece of timber.

Learn more about our frames.


Madeleine’s domed and surprisingly comfy seat is created using serpentine springs, two layers of medium density foam, and fibre wadding so you’ll never feel the frame. The back’s a little sleeker, so we’ve used a mix of elastic webbing and a firmer foam to give structure.

Comfort & proportions

As an occasional chair that’s designed to slip seamlessly into any spot, Madeleine is certainly not a very deep seat. Although its proportions may be small, it still supports where it’s needed most – the lower to mid-back.

Shape & silhouette

The seat and back on Madeleine appear to ‘fold out’ from each other, creating a ‘v’ shape as the seat sweeps down to meet the backrest. It’s a graceful detail that’s echoed in nature – think birds’ wings or flower petals.

Design detail

Madeleine’s scroll back gives it its soft character. Inspired by the swooping shapes of musical notes, it’s highlighted with piping and reflected in the back legs. The front legs are turned to have similar arcs and curves.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Width55cm
  • Depth75cm
  • Height73cm
  • Seat width54cm
  • Seat height40cm
  • Seat depth48cm

Fabric notes

The textiles in our fabric library range from pure linen to rich velvet and wool, and each one has its own character. Tone and texture can vary slightly from thread to thread, and expect to see the occasional slub in our linens and pile movement in our velvets. We’ve written an article about the personality behind each of our fabrics so that you can figure out which one best suits your home.

Read on

Sometimes colour between batches can vary ever-so-slightly. To be on the safe side, we’d advise buying pieces that are being used in the same room in one go.

Taking care of Madeleine

We’ve put together this guide on taking care of your upholstered pieces so that they stay looking as beautiful as the day you first brought them home.

We take our delivery service seriously. Neptune transport, Neptune people, Neptune service.

Our white glove service means you’ll have a two-man delivery team. That means no heavy lifting on your part is needed. They’ll take it to your desired spot, assemble it for you and take away the packaging for recycling.

No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, that’s why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. If you decide on the day that it’s not for you then our delivery team can take it away for you there and then, free of charge.

But if you’d rather mull things over, you have 28 days to make up your mind. We do charge a pick-up fee of £29.95 here though, because we’ll need to send our delivery team back out to your address for collection.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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Not too long ago, a guest at one of our stores described it as being 'extraordinary'. It's the word that we feel best describes them – the look, the feel, the experience. Some are in city-centre locations, some are a little drive out, but they're all designed to feel like a real home, rather than a store.

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