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For those times when you crave a Mid-Century Modern chair that pays its respects to the classics, Drexel accent chairs are here for you. Founded in the early 20th century, Drexel truly came of age in the 1950s and 1960s with its classical approach to MCM design. With renowned designers like Kipp Stewart, Edward Wormley, and Milo Baughman on board, the brand paved the way for accessible and elegant Mid-Century Modern furniture that was capable of intermingling with both contemporary and historic designs. Drexel accent chairs are no exception. From French Provincial slipper chairs to Parsons club chairs, the brand actively evolved MCM style.

Mid-Century Style With a Classical Twist

While it’s hard to pin down the exact style Drexel brought to the table, Drexel accent chairs are perhaps best described as MCM-meets-Hollywood Regency. Hollywood Regency’s indebtedness to classical design is seen in the brand’s penchant for Louis XVI details as well as other historical design motifs. Try a pair of Edward Wormley for Drexel lattice-back barrel accent chairs in a room where you desire a touch of historical sophistication, but also something slightly retro. In lieu of an antique bentwood chair, you might consider bentwood chairs from Drexel, which meld the classic style invented by Michael Thonet with a more modern aesthetic. An arched top rail and elegantly flared legs bring the historic style squarely into the 20th century. There's also no talking about Drexel without talking about their iconic Parsons club chairs. Introduced to the brand by Milo Baughman, Drexel continued to adapt the style long after Baughman had left to pursue other partnerships.