How to Choose a Bat Armchair

If you have ever seen a bat armchair, you will never forget what it looks like. The reason for this can be traced back to 1877 in Argentina when two young architects wanted to create an innovative piece of furniture that differed from the classic armchair. Instead of using a wooden frame and a canvas seat, they decided to use a steel frame in combination with saddle leather.

In this way, they created a unique, stylish armchair that is also very durable. However, the bat armchair was not a resounding success. On the contrary, it sold very poorly, which is said to be due to the futuristic design. Despite the slow start, this innovation from the southern latitudes of South America has recently increased in popularity. The reason for this was that some Americans took it to the United States, where it was appreciated because it was easy to fold and carry from place to place.

How to Choose a Bat Armchair

Due to the increasing popularity of recent years, there are many manufacturers that produce cheap variants without genuine leather. Therefore, based on online reviews, we have compiled a list of the best bat armchairs on the market. In addition, we have written a buying guide below about everything you need to think about before your purchase. Start by reading, and then choose the bat armchair that best suits your style.

Bat Armchair

Before you buy your bat armchair, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, it is a very popular chair to copy, which has resulted in many people lacking genuine leather. Thus, you need to know what to look for so that you do not buy a copy. Secondly, many of the chairs are very expensive, so you need to think about what requirements you have for the material. In addition to this, we have listed below what to think about before you complete your order.


The most important factor in your choice of bat armchair is the material. Although the genuine Mariposa chair was fitted with Argentine leather, there are many different materials used in recent years to make this beautiful armchair. For example, lambswool, hemp canvas, cotton, and acrylic are popular. While wool warms better in winter, leather is better suited for summer. Hemp is also recommended for outdoor use. Thus, you should think about which material suits you best. However, you should be aware that the price increases with the quality of the material.

The Cost

A bat armchair costs anywhere from SEK 1,000 – 10,000. Thus, the price differs greatly between different models. What distinguishes a cheap armchair from an expensive one is the above factor, i.e., the material. Furthermore, the price is greatly affected by which retailer you choose. Therefore, you should always make sure to compare prices between stores, so you do not happen to buy an expensive model whose price is lower at a competitor.


The classic variant has a nice brown cognac color. But there are other models with, e.g., sheep wool which of course has a light gray shade. In addition to these, there are several other shades to choose from, so think about which color will fit best in the room where you intend to place the beauty.

Benefits of a Bat Armchair


In addition to the obvious benefits such as cleaning, comfort, and agility, it is the most striking impression with a bat armchair how aesthetically pleasing it is. In simple terms, it is a stylish element in any room. In addition, it contrasts in a nice way with the modern IKEA furniture that is found in so many Swedish homes.

Easy to Clean

Thanks to the fact that the bat armchair is not infrequently made of leather or leather, it is very easy to clean. In short, you only need to wipe the chair with a cloth if you have stained it. Due to the fact that the material has no folds, it is also perfectly possible to vacuum the chair without risking destroying fiber and the like. However, you should, of course, treat the leather before using it in order to extend the life of the chair.

The Comfort

A wonderful consequence of the fluttering ear flaps on the chair is the comfort. In other words, it’s incredibly nice to come home after a long day of work to sit down in your bat chair with a wonderful cup of coffee. You sink down in a comfortable way and feel protected by the chair’s flaps while the day’s controls are washed away.

Perfect for the Summer Cottage

One of the biggest advantages of a bat armchair is that they are easy to fold. This takes up little space and is also easy to move from place to place. Thus, it is an excellent choice for you who are looking for a chair for your summer cottage or holiday home.

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