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<b>1. Cherner Classic Walnut</b><br/>
What Norman Cherner's walnut-veneered plywood armchair lacks in slouchy comfort, it more than makes up for with its haughty good looks. One for design fans who prefer style over soft seating. <br/>
<b>Price: £1,058, conranshop.co.uk</b>

<b>1. Cherner Classic Walnut</b><br/> What Norman Cherner's walnut-veneered plywood armchair lacks in slouchy comfort, it more than makes up for with its haughty good looks. One for design fans who prefer style over soft seating. <br/> <b>Price: £1,058, conranshop.co.uk</b>

&lt;b&gt;2. Karlstaad&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
There's only one word to describe this chair: handsome. And if its angular good looks aren't enough for you, then the exceedingly soft, black leather upholstery is sure to be. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £399, ikea.com&lt;/b&gt;

<b>2. Karlstaad</b><br/> There's only one word to describe this chair: handsome. And if its angular good looks aren't enough for you, then the exceedingly soft, black leather upholstery is sure to be. <br/> <b>Price: £399, ikea.com</b>

&lt;b&gt;3. Kilkenny&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
The Kilkenny looks like it's escaped from the set of Downton Abbey, so noble is its bearing. And because it's finished to your specification, you can choose the colour fabric it comes in. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £480, sofa.com&lt;/b&gt;

<b>3. Kilkenny</b><br/> The Kilkenny looks like it's escaped from the set of Downton Abbey, so noble is its bearing. And because it's finished to your specification, you can choose the colour fabric it comes in. <br/> <b>Price: £480, sofa.com</b>

&lt;b&gt;4. Evelyn&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
The Evelyn has out-sloped arms and a deep seat which makes it great for slouching in, if a little difficult to haul yourself from when you've slept off your lunch. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £299, marksandspencer.com &lt;/b&gt;

<b>4. Evelyn</b><br/> The Evelyn has out-sloped arms and a deep seat which makes it great for slouching in, if a little difficult to haul yourself from when you've slept off your lunch. <br/> <b>Price: £299, marksandspencer.com </b>

&lt;b&gt;5. Chesterfield Leather&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Lean back, take a sip of your post-prandial brandy and drift off into the land of nod in this gentlemanly Chesterfield chair. The smooth leather covering is a treat. A steal at less than £500. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £499, tesco.com&lt;/b&gt;

<b>5. Chesterfield Leather</b><br/> Lean back, take a sip of your post-prandial brandy and drift off into the land of nod in this gentlemanly Chesterfield chair. The smooth leather covering is a treat. A steal at less than £500. <br/> <b>Price: £499, tesco.com</b>

&lt;b&gt;6. Naoko Kanehira Single Arm&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Designer Naoko Kanehira's offering is perhaps best described as a one-armchair. The single arm it does have, however, is so well stuffed that it certainly isn't wanting when it comes to comfort. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £500, habitat.co.uk &lt;/b&gt;

<b>6. Naoko Kanehira Single Arm</b><br/> Designer Naoko Kanehira's offering is perhaps best described as a one-armchair. The single arm it does have, however, is so well stuffed that it certainly isn't wanting when it comes to comfort. <br/> <b>Price: £500, habitat.co.uk </b>

&lt;b&gt;7. Landsdowne Grey&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
We have industrial designer Terrence Woodgate to thank for this rather dashing chair, which has a solid beech frame, stainless-steel feet and a restrained grey cover. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £1,926, scp.co.uk &lt;/b&gt;

<b>7. Landsdowne Grey</b><br/> We have industrial designer Terrence Woodgate to thank for this rather dashing chair, which has a solid beech frame, stainless-steel feet and a restrained grey cover. <br/> <b>Price: £1,926, scp.co.uk </b>

&lt;b&gt;8. Drake&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
If this linen chair was a person, it would be a laid-back, New England-type. The curved seat back, gently flared arms and foam-and-fibre filling make it the perfect place for an afternoon doze. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £499, johnlewis.com &lt;/b&gt;

<b>8. Drake</b><br/> If this linen chair was a person, it would be a laid-back, New England-type. The curved seat back, gently flared arms and foam-and-fibre filling make it the perfect place for an afternoon doze. <br/> <b>Price: £499, johnlewis.com </b>

&lt;b&gt;9. Sienna&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
As well as providing the perfect prawn sandwich, Marks &amp; Spencer can be relied upon for comfortable, well-priced furniture, and the deep, round-armed Sienna is no exception. Comes in a range of colours and finishes. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £299, marksandspencer.com&lt;/b&gt;

<b>9. Sienna</b><br/> As well as providing the perfect prawn sandwich, Marks & Spencer can be relied upon for comfortable, well-priced furniture, and the deep, round-armed Sienna is no exception. Comes in a range of colours and finishes. <br/> <b>Price: £299, marksandspencer.com</b>

&lt;b&gt;10. Kartell Bubble Club&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
From modish plastic design company Kartell comes a chair with a rather unique design feature: it's made, frame and all, of plastic. Nevertheless, its incredibly comfy, wipe-clean, and - come next summer - you can move it into the garden and use it there. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price: £301, heals.co.uk&lt;/b&gt;

<b>10. Kartell Bubble Club</b><br/> From modish plastic design company Kartell comes a chair with a rather unique design feature: it's made, frame and all, of plastic. Nevertheless, its incredibly comfy, wipe-clean, and - come next summer - you can move it into the garden and use it there. <br/> <b>Price: £301, heals.co.uk</b>

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<b>1. Cherner Classic Walnut</b><br/> What Norman Cherner's walnut-veneered plywood armchair lacks in slouchy comfort, it more than makes up for with its haughty good looks. One for design fans who prefer style over soft seating. <br/> <b>Price: £1,058, conranshop.co.uk</b>

As the night draws in, here are nine cosy chairs to curl up in with a book...and one cool wooden one.

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