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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral

Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral

Made to order in 8-10 weeks, with FREE white-glove delivery

The pinnacle of our upholstery range, the Idler is a beautifully versatile armchair design inspired by an Edwardian sofa that Nix has in her own kitchen. The perfect combination of style, comfort, and durability, the beauty of the Idler lies in its refreshingly simple silhouette that allows it to be dressed up or down to suit a wide range of settings, from the kitchen to the drawing room.

Made by skilled craftspeople at our maker in Derbyshire, its effortlessly refined appearance belies the sturdy construction within, including a handcrafted beech frame and bespoke coil-sprung mesh-top seats that you can sink into.

  • Handmade in the UK
  • Solid Timber FSC-certified frames with Lifetime Guarantee
  • Coil Sprung seat unit, for superior comfort
  • 50:50 mix of eco-friendly fibres and feathers, eliminating the need for frequent plumping

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Choose fabric & colours (order up to 6 free fabric swatches)

Idler Armchair in Well Plaid Cotton, Blue Brown
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Idler Armchair in Ticking Cotton, Blue Brown
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Idler Armchair in Ticking Cotton, Berry
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Idler Armchair in Ticking Cotton, Aqua Brown
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Idler Armchair in Square Deal Cotton, Blue Brown
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Idler Armchair in Slow Lane Cotton Linen, Blue
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Idler Armchair in Slow Lane Cotton Linen, Berry
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Idler Armchair in Regatta Cotton, Flame
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Idler Armchair in Regatta Cotton, Charcoal
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Idler Armchair in Regatta Cotton, Blue
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Sweet Briar
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Sky
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Shadow
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Rouge
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Roseberry
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Pearl Grey
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Ochre
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Moss
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Mineral
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Midnight
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Heather
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Dusky Pink
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Dove
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Cerulean
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Idler Armchair in Laidback Linen Cayenne
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Spice
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Sienna
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Sepia
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Seaweed
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Sea Mist
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Rose
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Onyx
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Moonstone
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mercury
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Lawn
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Juniper
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Green Tea
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Dusky Pink
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Damson
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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Aegean
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Idler Armchair in Checkmate Cotton, Blue
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Idler Armchair in Checkmate Cotton, Berry
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Price
Regular price £2,445
Regular price Sale price £2,445
incl. VAT
Sale Sold Out
SKU: SSA001022ARM

Frame Lifetime Guarantee

Individually Made to Order

Hand Finished with Care

Two Person Delivery

Description

Whether pulled up beside a warm fireplace or next to a window with a view, the Idler armchair offers a cosy spot for quiet moments. Characterised by gently curved arms, playful spherical feet and a deep, coil-sprung seat, the Idler armchair is the ultimate in luxurious comfort.

At NiX, quality and craftsmanship are at the heart of everything we do. Our made-to-order upholstery is proudly crafted in the UK at a factory that has been manufacturing fine furniture for over 60 years. The Idler armchair's FSC-certified beech hardwood frame and solid oak feet are carefully joined and secured with a Lifetime Guarantee for complete peace of mind.

This product is upholstered in our deliciously soft but incredibly durable Intelligent Velvet, which adds warmth and texture to your space. Made in Italy from 60% recycled yarns, Intelligent Velvet is stain-resistant and entirely washable, making it a beautiful and practical choice.

Seat cushions are carefully filled with a 50:50 mix of Spanish Barbary duck feathers – a by-product of the meat industry – and Quallofil Blue, a recycled fibre. The result is a cushion that you can sink into yet keeps its shape, eliminating the need for frequent plumping. Fabric covers are expertly stitched and every component is individually upholstered to be well-used and well-loved for years to come.

Trade pricing is available on request, please contact us.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery

Delivery is FREE of charge for this item, and will be sent via our 2-man, white-glove delivery partner Rhenus. ​

​Once the item is in our warehouse, our 2-man delivery partner will contact you directly to make a delivery booking and will email you the details. Please advise them in advance of any access issues, e.g. narrow stairwell, no parking.​

​They deliver Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 7.00pm in four-hour delivery time slots. Items are delivered to your room of choice, assembled if required and any packaging is taken away for recycling. They will even take your old sofa away with them (pre-booking is essential).​

​On the scheduled delivery day, you’ll receive an email confirming the four-hour delivery time slot. The delivery team will then confirm the delivery time via a phone call, approximately one hour prior to arriving at your property.  ​

​Visit our Delivery & Returns page for more information.

Returns

We have a no-quibbles returns policy, and we’ll happily take back most pieces within 28 days of when we delivered them, as long as they are in their original packaging (unless we took this away for you) and without any signs of use.​

When it comes to large items that are delivered and installed via our white-gloved delivery service, we will need to charge £75 to cover the cost of collection. However, if you tell us when we deliver it, and before the installation team leaves, we will take it back free of charge. ​

To return an item, please follow the instructions on our Delivery & Returns page.

Dimensions

W: 80cm
D: 92cm
H: 77cm

Experience the convenience of a smaller sofa with a low back, designed for easy navigation in tight spaces. Explore our 'Will it fit' guide for added reassurance.

Materials

Our cushions are filled with duck feathers, foam, and fibre responsibly sourced from recycled materials. These feathers are a byproduct of the meat industry, ensuring they aren't obtained solely for their feathers.

The seat cushions have a balanced 50:50 mix of eco-friendly fibres and feathers, eliminating the need for frequent plumping. 

Care Instructions

Once a week, use your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery nozzle to help stop dust from building up. You can also use a soft, clean brush to clean the fabric, paying particular attention to the arms and any pleats. This will help to combat fabric wear and stop colour fading. 

Our seat cushions have the same fabric on the top and bottom, making it easy to flip them over when plumping. 

Lifetime Guarantee

At NiX by Nicola Harding, we believe it is our responsibility to make things that last.

Our products are designed to be future heirlooms, investment pieces that will stand the test of time and endure across generations. That's why all our upholstery frames come with a lifetime guarantee. 

Crafted in the UK with meticulous attention to detail from seasoned, FSC-certified hardwood, our frames are shaped with a bandsaw before being drilled, assembled by hand and sanded by our experienced frame makers. Each frame component passes through around 15 different machining processes before being finished, ensuring the highest possible quality. NiX by

Nicola Harding, designed for real life, elegant and built to last.

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Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
Regular price £2,445
Regular price Sale price £2,445
incl. VAT
Sale Sold Out

Made to order in 8-10 weeks, with FREE white-glove delivery

The pinnacle of our upholstery range, the Idler is a beautifully versatile armchair design inspired by an Edwardian sofa that Nix has in her own kitchen. The perfect combination of style, comfort, and durability, the beauty of the Idler lies in its refreshingly simple silhouette that allows it to be dressed up or down to suit a wide range of settings, from the kitchen to the drawing room.

Made by skilled craftspeople at our maker in Derbyshire, its effortlessly refined appearance belies the sturdy construction within, including a handcrafted beech frame and bespoke coil-sprung mesh-top seats that you can sink into.

  • Handmade in the UK
  • Solid Timber FSC-certified frames with Lifetime Guarantee
  • Coil Sprung seat unit, for superior comfort
  • 50:50 mix of eco-friendly fibres and feathers, eliminating the need for frequent plumping

Frame Lifetime Guarantee

Individually Made to Order

Hand Finished with Care

Two Person Delivery

Description

Whether pulled up beside a warm fireplace or next to a window with a view, the Idler armchair offers a cosy spot for quiet moments. Characterised by gently curved arms, playful spherical feet and a deep, coil-sprung seat, the Idler armchair is the ultimate in luxurious comfort.

At NiX, quality and craftsmanship are at the heart of everything we do. Our made-to-order upholstery is proudly crafted in the UK at a factory that has been manufacturing fine furniture for over 60 years. The Idler armchair's FSC-certified beech hardwood frame and solid oak feet are carefully joined and secured with a Lifetime Guarantee for complete peace of mind.

This product is upholstered in our deliciously soft but incredibly durable Intelligent Velvet, which adds warmth and texture to your space. Made in Italy from 60% recycled yarns, Intelligent Velvet is stain-resistant and entirely washable, making it a beautiful and practical choice.

Seat cushions are carefully filled with a 50:50 mix of Spanish Barbary duck feathers – a by-product of the meat industry – and Quallofil Blue, a recycled fibre. The result is a cushion that you can sink into yet keeps its shape, eliminating the need for frequent plumping. Fabric covers are expertly stitched and every component is individually upholstered to be well-used and well-loved for years to come.

Trade pricing is available on request, please contact us.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery

Delivery is FREE of charge for this item, and will be sent via our 2-man, white-glove delivery partner Rhenus. ​

​Once the item is in our warehouse, our 2-man delivery partner will contact you directly to make a delivery booking and will email you the details. Please advise them in advance of any access issues, e.g. narrow stairwell, no parking.​

​They deliver Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 7.00pm in four-hour delivery time slots. Items are delivered to your room of choice, assembled if required and any packaging is taken away for recycling. They will even take your old sofa away with them (pre-booking is essential).​

​On the scheduled delivery day, you’ll receive an email confirming the four-hour delivery time slot. The delivery team will then confirm the delivery time via a phone call, approximately one hour prior to arriving at your property.  ​

​Visit our Delivery & Returns page for more information.


Returns

We have a no-quibbles returns policy, and we’ll happily take back most pieces within 28 days of when we delivered them, as long as they are in their original packaging (unless we took this away for you) and without any signs of use.​

When it comes to large items that are delivered and installed via our white-gloved delivery service, we will need to charge £75 to cover the cost of collection. However, if you tell us when we deliver it, and before the installation team leaves, we will take it back free of charge. ​

To return an item, please follow the instructions on our Delivery & Returns page.

Artisan Process

Dimensions

W: 80cm
D: 92cm
H: 77cm

Experience the convenience of a smaller sofa with a low back, designed for easy navigation in tight spaces. Explore our 'Will it fit' guide for added reassurance.

Materials

Our cushions are filled with duck feathers, foam, and fibre responsibly sourced from recycled materials. These feathers are a byproduct of the meat industry, ensuring they aren't obtained solely for their feathers.

The seat cushions have a balanced 50:50 mix of eco-friendly fibres and feathers, eliminating the need for frequent plumping. 

Care Instructions

Once a week, use your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery nozzle to help stop dust from building up. You can also use a soft, clean brush to clean the fabric, paying particular attention to the arms and any pleats. This will help to combat fabric wear and stop colour fading. 

Our seat cushions have the same fabric on the top and bottom, making it easy to flip them over when plumping. 

Assembly Instructions

Lifetime Guarantee

At NiX by Nicola Harding, we believe it is our responsibility to make things that last.

Our products are designed to be future heirlooms, investment pieces that will stand the test of time and endure across generations. That's why all our upholstery frames come with a lifetime guarantee. 

Crafted in the UK with meticulous attention to detail from seasoned, FSC-certified hardwood, our frames are shaped with a bandsaw before being drilled, assembled by hand and sanded by our experienced frame makers. Each frame component passes through around 15 different machining processes before being finished, ensuring the highest possible quality. NiX by

Nicola Harding, designed for real life, elegant and built to last.

 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral
 Idler Armchair in Intelligent Velvet Mineral

Beautifully Useful

Over the twenty years that our interior design studio has been in business, we’ve found it hard to find pieces that meet our exacting requirements of purpose, provenance and price; a side table of a particular scale, the perfect floor lamp or kitchen pendants that work just so. NiX by Nicola Harding was created to bring these beautifully useful but hard-to-find pieces to life.

Designed by our award-winning founder, Nicola Harding, and tried and tested in our interior design projects, our furniture, lighting and made-to-order upholstery collections are designed to layer easily into your home. Refined yet reassuringly familiar.

Made to Last


At NiX by Nicola Harding, quality and craftsmanship are at the heart of everything we do. Each piece in our collection is made by our trusted network of skilled craftspeople in the UK and Europe using traditional techniques and responsibly sourced materials.


Our upholstery is made to order at a factory in Derbyshire, England, which has been crafting fine furniture for over 60 years, while our furniture and lighting is made by craftspeople in Europe at factories with whom our studio has long-standing relationships.

From the carefully constructed beech hardwood frames of our upholstery to the hand-mixed paint we use to make our wallpapers, every element of each product is carefully considered to ensure that each piece can be well-loved and well-used for years to come.

Responsibly Crafted


From the type of materials we use to our packaging and beyond, we strive to make responsible choices. We make products that create a positive legacy for homes, the community and the environment.​


As much as possible, we use natural fibres and yarns that are sustainably sourced and are biodegradable. All of our cotton and linen fabrics are made using organic fibres while our intelligent velvets are made from 60% recycled yarns.

Our wallpapers are printed on unocated paper using water-based inks and we only use FSC Certified wood in our furniture. As part of our efforts to foster a kinder, gentler and more responsible way of living, we have developed services that facilitate the recycling of packaging and products.