The taillardat.fr website is a real treasure trove for lovers of French furniture of all shapes and forms. This company specializes in producing pieces inspired by the Golden Age of French furniture, the 1700 and 1800s. When people think about this period in history, the first images that often come into their heads are the lavishly upholstered ‘Louis’ chairs and armchairs. These are something of a Taillardat hallmark, and this French company offers a wide selection, which you can see here.
Chairs are distinguished from armchairs by their lack of armrests. This means they are lighter and easier to move from room to room, making them a more practical choice. If, however, you’re looking for a piece to make a statement as you walk into a room, then some of the more flamboyantly-upholstered armchair designs may be exactly what you need. The Pessac armchair pictured below is a good example of this kind of model, sporting a beautiful grapevine design. Floral designs and geometrical patterns are also popular. Woods used in Taillardat chairs is typically beechwood, although mahogany and cherry are also used.