In a Nutshell:
The Sunset Trading Milan Armchair is a large, deep-seated chair, fully covered in top quality leather that will add an element of comfort and class to any room. Recommended for anyone looking for an extremely comfortable oversized accent or club chair provided you can afford it.
Value for the Money
Are you looking for an oversized accent chair with that sink-in comfortable cushioning? Do you want a beautiful rich brown leather chair that looks and feels better over time? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you are going to be delighted by what you discover in this review.
Haven’t heard of Sunset Trading? We’d be surprised if you had. They don’t have a high profile, but they’ve been making and selling top-quality furniture for years. And they have a reputation both for excellence and for taking good care of their customers.
In the sections below, we’ll tell you everything the Sunset Trading Milan armchair has to offer so you can decide if this piece of furniture would be the perfect addition to your home. Let’s take a closer look at the details, starting now.
An Overview of the Sunset Trading Milan Deep Seating Armchair
The first thing you notice about the Sunset Trading Milan armchair is the leather. It is completely covered in 100% top grain leather. It’s the type that softens over time and takes on a warm, rich glow that adds ambiance to whatever room it’s placed in. The color will mature to a vintage patina. Each chair will have its own depth of natural color. It’s the sign of true quality leather. Simply put, these chairs look amazing.
It gets better, though, because, in addition to looking like slowly evolving works of art, the company has taken pains to protect your investment for you.
Normally, spills of any kind are death to leather furniture, but the upholstery on this chair has been triple waxed. It doesn’t provide absolutely bullet-proof protection. But if you respond quickly to those occasional, inevitable spills, you’ll find the protection afforded by the wax treatment works very well indeed.
The next thing that grabs your attention is its large size. It’s an imposing piece of furniture with a seat that’s both wide and deep. It’s got plenty of room to accommodate just about anyone and boasts an impressive 400-pound weight limit.
As large and imposing as it is, though, you’ll be struck by the fact that there’s nothing ornate about this chair, which would run the risk of turning into an ostentatious piece of furniture. It has the clean, simple lines and styling of a contemporary club chair. As such, it will blend easily into just about any room you put it in and will work with a wide range of home décor schemes.
It’s also worth mentioning that Sunset Trading has a wide range of furnishings designed to complement this chair on their brand page. If you’re looking to complete the set, be sure to check out the matching sofa and ottoman!
Moving on from the basic look and feel of the chair, let’s take a quick look at the dimensions and other statistics:
The first thing to say about these stats underscores a point we made earlier. This chair takes up a lot of space, and since it weighs in at a hefty 93 pounds, you may require an extra pair of hands if you decide to move to rearrange whatever room you put it in.
Also note that if you put this chair in a smallish room, it might overpower the space, or make it difficult for other pieces to fit in. On the other hand, the generous size of the piece adds to the level of comfort the chair provides. There is plenty of room to take a nap or curl up with a good book. If you have the space, it would be great in a living room, office, or library.
Adjustability and Comfort
We’d say here in this section of our Sunset Trading Milan armchair review that the chair isn’t all about looks. Its best feature is how comfortable it is. It’s going to knock you off your feet!
Let’s start with the seat. The 2” down feather topper is what gives it that luxurious, sink-in feeling. The second layer is a fast recovery memory foam. Memory foam softens and molds to your shape when you are sitting and then returns to its shape when you get up.
The third layer is a 2.75 density foam padding of the highest quality. It is this layer that provides the bulk of the comfort, support, and longevity of the cushioning.
The foam padding is reinforced with no sag Pirelli elastic fiber decking individually encased in pocket coil springs. What does all that mean? It means that these high-quality materials give you superior support, and that is exactly what you want.
Now, onto the back cushion. At 12” high, it is standard for a chair of this style, but we wish it were a little higher. There is nothing better than leaning back in a comfortable chair after a long day. Taller buyers may be a little disappointed, but the low back is still packed with comfort.
The back cushion has a long horizontal tuft that provides lumbar support. There is more of that high-density foam. The foam and dacron fiber is bagged and channeled to maintain the shape; then, it’s reinforced by no-sag springs.
Last but not least are the arms that are wrapped in super dense foam. This chair is defined by comfort from top to bottom.
(Almost) No Assembly Required
Unlike most chairs you can purchase online, this chair will arrive at your door 99% assembled. The only thing you’ll have to do is attach the four feet. Once they are attached, you won’t be able to see them at all because they are recessed.
Even better, they come with floor protectors to keep all types of flooring safe from scratches and damage, meaning you can put this chair anywhere, and on any type of flooring, without worry.
Pros and Cons of Sunset Trading Milan Armchair
We like almost everything about this chair. In no particular order, here are the things we think you’ll like best about it:
On the other side of the coin, the chair is not without its weaknesses. Here are things you’ll probably like least about it:
And despite the quality of the leather, it’s still not what we’d call a pet-friendly chair. Over time, sharp claws or objects may still puncture or damage the leather.
Sunset Trading Milan Armchair Review Conclusion
We can’t say enough good things about the Sunset Trading Milan armchair. Sunset Trading has used top quality materials, and we are impressed, and then some.
If you prefer comfort, this accent chair definitely belongs on your shortlist of options to consider. If you want a leather piece of furniture that provides that lovely patina over time, you found it. Its timeless, classic styling will look great in just about any home. In fact, this chair might wind up being the most popular seat in your home or office!
The price is on the higher end, and that may be a deal-breaker for some. You can find lower quality but similar-looking chairs easily, but you get what you pay for. This chair was built to last, and that makes it an excellent investment.
References & Resources
- Sunset Trading, Official Brand Website.
- What is an Accent Chair?, eHow.
- What is an Accent Chair?, At Home Mum.
- How Do I Use Accent Chairs to Create a Seating Area?, SFGate.
- 10 Types of Accent Chairs Perfect For the Living Room, Housely.