In a Nutshell:

The Modway Engage Armchair is a reasonably comfortable, stylish, versatile oversized accent chair that will blend well with a wide range of home décor schemes. Recommended for anyone looking for an oversized accent chair.

Value for the Money
Brand Reliability*
Aesthetic Flexibility**

Overall Rating

* 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. ** 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 or office décor schemes.


  • Fun, versatile design that looks great anywhere
  • Offered in a range of colors
  • Accommodates taller and/or heavier people
  • Easy to clean and assemble
  • Reasonably comfortable for occasional seating


  • Fabric isn’t breathable
  • Cushioning is firm and lacks ergonomic features
  • Rubberwood legs have a tendency to split during manufacturing
Modway Engage Armchair

Recommended For: Anyone looking for an oversized accent chair.

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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. 

Upholstered Fabric, Modway Engage Armchair, Citrus Color
Upholstered Fabric
Cherry Stained Rubber Wood Legs, Modway Engage Armchair, Citrus Color
Cherry Stained Rubber Wood Legs
6-Inch Supportive Cushions, Modway Engage Armchair, Citrus Color
6-Inch Supportive Cushions

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:


  • Citrus
  • Azure
  • Beige
  • Atomic Red
  • Expectation Grey
  • Granite


  • Grey
  • Laguna
  • Sunny
  • Teal
  • Or Wheatgrass

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.

Citrus Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Azure Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Beige Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Atomic Red Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Atomic Red
Expectation Grey Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Expectation Grey
Granite Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Grey Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Laguna Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Teal Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Wheatgrass Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Front
Wheat Grass

Chair Specifications

Before we go any further, let’s take a quick look at the core stats that define the model. Here are the basics:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 33” x 40” x 32.5”
  • Seat Height: 19”
  • Seat Width: 27.5”
  • Seat Depth: 24.5”
  • Chair Weight: 40 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 440 pounds

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.

Citrus Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Right

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 it’s just fine for a couple of hours.

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 dries quickly, it makes it a decent choice for a piece of furniture 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.

Citrus Color, Modway Engage Armchair, Left Side

Assembly Required

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:

  • It’s a fun, versatile design that looks great just about anywhere.
  • It’s offered in a range of colors that run the gamut from neutral to bold, giving you lots of options.
  • It can accommodate just about anyone but is an especially good fit for taller and/or heavier people with its impressive 440-pound weight limit.
  • It’s reasonably (but not excessively) comfortable and well-suited for occasional seating in relatively short stretches.
  • And it’s easy to clean and assemble.

In terms of weaknesses, we find the following:

  • The fabric isn’t as breathable as some upholstery options. Polyester isn’t a great overall upholstery choice, but it’s inexpensive and helps keep the cost of the Engage down.
  • The firmness of the cushioning and the lack of ergonomic features may make it a poor fit for extended periods of sitting.
  • And while rubberwood is a strong hardwood, it tends to split during manufacturing. Be sure to check the chair legs carefully before you begin assembling. Contact the company immediately for replacement legs if you spot any cracks or other signs of structural weakness.

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. Just as importantly, it’s a fun, versatile design that’s well-suited to various 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.

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