Modway Engage Armchair
The Modway Engage Armchair is a reasonably comfortable, stylish, versatile oversized accent chair that will blend in well with a wide range of home décor schemes. Recommended for anyone looking for an oversized accent chair.
*While aesthetics is a matter of taste, aesthetic flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home décor schemes.
**Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect.
Are you looking for a fun, stylish, versatile accent chair to add a little pizzazz and flair to your living room?
Would you like something oversized and well-padded? If so, then this review of the Modway Engage armchair will make you smile.
We’ll be the first to admit that it’s not a perfect offering, but as you’ll see, the strong points of this design far outweigh its limitations. It might be the perfect addition to your living room, giving you a comfortable, versatile chair that adds an interesting design element to the room you place it in.
In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you everything the designers got right, and we won’t pull any punches when talking about the chair’s shortcomings. That way, you’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips to decide whether it’s the accent chair you’ve been looking for. If that sounds good to you, let’s jump right in and take a closer look!
An Overview of the Modway Engage Accent Chair
At first glance, the Modway Engage armchair looks like a stylish mid-century modern inspired accent chair, but there is more to this piece than meets the eye. It is also supportive and sturdy.
An average accent chair is suitable for occasional seating and extra guests. It displays more style than substance. This dapper chair has a weight capacity of 440lbs, which gives you an excellent blend of support, paired with good design and artistic flair.
The brand is known for mixing the modern and contemporary looks. It’s a cool, retro-looking statement piece that accommodates everyone and is versatile enough to suit every room in your home. The design of this armchair is meant to complement just about every home décor. It is full of style possibilities.
Three tufted buttons add a little detail to the piece. It’s an elegant looking chair that isn’t overly ornate and keeps the tailored look of that easy to recognize modern design. The cherry color stained, rubberwood legs are splayed and are capable of supporting a generous amount of weight. They provide a surprisingly sturdy frame for this larger than average armchair.
The Engage can be used to make a statement, offering a bold focal point to whatever room you put it in. Or, if you select a fabric color that compliments your existing furniture, it can blend more or less unobtrusively into the room if that’s what you prefer. The good news is the fact that Modway offers plenty of fabric color options. You can choose from:
Again, what’s noteworthy about this color selection is that Modway offers plenty of neutral colors that allow the chair to blend seamlessly with just about any prevailing décor scheme. Also, there are enough eye-popping colors to choose from that you can use this piece to add a bold contrasting statement to almost any room.
Before we go any further, let’s take a quick look at the core stats that define the model. Here are the basics:
A few comments about the numbers above: First and foremost, the chair is large enough to support bigger, taller folk without being excessively sized. This means that even if you have a smaller home or apartment, it shouldn’t be too much of a struggle to find a permanent home for it.
Even better, since the chair only weighs in at 40 pounds, it’s a simple matter to move it about when it comes time to rearrange your living room. The seat height makes it an excellent option for taller people, and both the width and depth are a good compliment to the chair’s maximum supported weight limit.
Adjustability and Comfort
While the Modway Engage Accent chair doesn’t boast any adjustable or ergonomic features, there are a few things to say about matters of comfort in general. First and foremost, the Modway Engage boasts an impressive six inches of block foam padding.
Granted, it would be even more comfortable if the company had opted to use comfort coils, memory foam, or some other type of advanced comfort material.
Still, with six inches of padding, you’ll find that it offers a comfortable if somewhat firm seating experience. It should be noted, though, that this chair was designed with occasional seating in mind. This isn’t a chair you’ll want to spend all day in, but for a couple hours, it’s just fine.
Over time, you’ll find that the cushioning will soften some, but won’t lose its shape; an excellent choice for people who don’t like to sink into the cushioning of a chair. Plus, the firmness makes it easier for taller people to get in and out of.
The chair’s polyester upholstery is a little disappointing. Polyester is the lowest common denominator where fabrics are concerned. It’s easy to clean and low maintenance and can stand up to a fair amount of punishment, but it doesn’t win any awards where comfort is concerned. Even so, since it’s not terribly absorbent and it dries quickly, it makes it a decent choice for a piece of furniture placed in a high traffic area where it will see a lot of use.
Where this chair is concerned, you won’t have to worry much about occasional spills. The fabric was mostly selected to help keep the costs of the Engage on the low side.
The Modway Engage Upholstered armchair comes with everything you need to assemble it. The process is very quick and easy. You definitely don’t need to be an expert to put this together.
All you need to do is attach the four wooden legs. That’s it. Most of the furniture you can buy online comes disassembled, but you will be surprised how fast this partially assembled chair will be ready to sit on and enjoy.
Note that this chair does not come with an expert assembly option for an additional fee. Even if it did, given the ease with which this piece goes together, we couldn’t, in good conscience, recommend it. In our view, it’s just as well that Modway didn’t include expert assembly as an option. Even if you don’t consider yourself very good at putting furniture together, you won’t need any help in this case.
Pros and Cons of Modway Engage Armchair
In no particular order, here’s what we think you’ll like best about the Modway Engage Wood armchair:
In terms of weaknesses, we find the following:
Modway Engage Armchair Review Conclusion
If a mid-century mod is your preferred furniture style, then the Modway Engage armchair belongs on your shortlist for consideration. It’s incredibly sturdy and capable of supporting a generous amount of user weight, and just as importantly, it’s a fun, versatile design that’s well-suited to a variety of home décor schemes.
It’s also a well-priced piece of furniture, and although Modway isn’t a giant in the industry, they’ve been in the furniture business for a long time. As this piece demonstrates, the company knows a thing or two about designing good, interesting furniture.
As a side benefit, Modway makes many other living room pieces. So, if you spend some time browsing the company’s brand page, you can easily find a matching ottoman and other complementary pieces, allowing you to turn your home into a mid-mod showplace. We recommend it.