Wingback chairs were designed over a century ago to block cold drafts or excessive fireplace heat from whoever sat in the chair. The name comes from the design of the chair, which appears to have “wings” that continue from the back of the chair and generally meet up with the armrest. Wingback chair is a great furniture addition to most any room in your home. There are many choices of wing chairs, with prices ranging from exorbitant to affordable, with the durability and functionality of each piece varying as well. Choose a wingback chair that complements your decor style to add a bit of flair that doesn’t distract from your overall design.