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Whenever I sit in my tan leather armchair I have a sudden urge to question my guests because, to me, nothing says “talk show” so much as a tan leather chair. Picture Parky, Harty or Frost and what do you see? Them pontificating in a lovely mid century designed classic. Here are seven of the best available today so you can play talk shows in your own living room…

LC2, Zazous, £790

The classic Le Corbusier armchair. Can’t go wrong. Russell’s chair was a little different but undoubtedly influenced by it. It matches David’s hair doesn’t it? Both wonderful men, both sadly departed…

Le Corbusier LC2 Armchair
LC2 Russel Harty David Bowie

Charles Pollock Executive Chair, Knoll International, €850

Parky may have later become known for his black leather armchair but when he interviewed all the stars in the 70s it was this classic design that held those famous bums. Lucky chair.

Fluted Leather Swivel Chair, Cox & Cox, £749

Its not quite the same as the one shown in the Merv Griffin show below but it has a similar curvy appeal and would look fabulous in a mid century style setting.

Fluted Leather Swivel Chair

Eames ES104, Zazous, £460

Another great chair that any talk show host would be proud to sit in. And here’s Dick Cavett talking to George Harrison back in 1970

Dick Cavett
Eames ES104 Lobby Chair

For more history on this classic, check out our article on the Eames ES104 lobby chair

Eames Style Lounge and Ottoman Chair, Zazous, £680

Its not a Talk show that springs to mind when I think of a chair. Its a certain Radio Psychiatrist who we all love dearly. Yes, Frasier’s eclectic apartment would not have been the same without this iconic bit of furniture and I guarantee that yours will be equally transformed by its presence.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Higgs Office Chair,, £249

I think any of those talk show hosts would have been proud to call this one their own. You’d better think of some good questions if you’re going to grace this chair.

Higgs Velvet Office Chair

Gilbert Armchair, Zazous, £595

A lovely curvy armchair with a 60s vibe. Frost would’ve looked good in this one.

Gilbert Armchair

Classic talk shows and classic chair design go hand in hand. Chairs with great lines and guests with great lines.

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