Alto Armchair



Sizes (mm): Armchair (3/4): 930 wide x 1000 deep x 900 high or Armchair (full): 1100 wide x 1000 deep x 900 high.

Product Body Cover: BLAZER Edge Hill or BLAZER Imperial or SENSO Barista or SENSO Clay or SENSO Gotham or SENSO Umbria or SILK 0229 or SILK 0250 or SILK 0258 or SILK 0329 or SILK 0842 or SYNERGY Affix or SYNERGY Co-operate or SYNERGY Mix or SYNERGY Partner or SYNERGY Unity.

Product Back Cushion Cover: BLAZER Edge Hill or BLAZER Imperial or SENSO Barista or SENSO Clay or SENSO Gotham or SENSO Umbria or SILK 0229 or SILK 0250 or SILK 0258 or SILK 0329 or SYNERGY Affix or SYNERGY Co-operate or SYNERGY Mix or SYNERGY Partner or SYNERGY Unity.


Everyone is different

Some people like a cushion sitting right behind their back when sitting in their designer armchair. Others don’t. Some people like to sit right back and tuck their feet underneath them. Others don’t. Some people have short legs. Some people have long legs.

Bottom line…..we are all different.  We like different things.  We’re different shapes.  We’re different sizes.  We want different things at different times.  And being comfortable means different things to different people.

Versatile & adaptable

Because we’re all different, and because we want different things at different times, we decided to focus on this fact.  Hence we decided to design and make a high end designer armchair that allows each sitter to determine the following.  How far back do I want to sit and how much back support do I want, right at this moment?

We also wanted to provide this versatility without having a bunch of separate scatter cushions strewn all over the place.  This can quickly get out of control.

The unique design feature we devised revolves around the concept of a fully integrated and connected back cushion.  Connected to the designer armchair at all times that is.  Consequently, this allows the connected back cushion to sit just behind your back if you want complete back support or if you have shorter legs.  Alternatively the cushions can be flipped over the back of the armchair when you want to sit in it deeper.  Or maybe you want to tuck your legs under you whilst sitting.  Or maybe you are tall and have particularly long legs.

To provide true adaptability to these various scenarios, these back support cushions must be quite large.  We’re not talking about pokey little scatters here.  Furthermore the design ensures that they never have the ability to physically be separated or removed from the armchair.  This is important and makes these designer armchairs multi-functional and multi-dimensional.  The large back cushions are physically connected to the internal framework via the use of custom made, highly durable, leather straps.  We also utilise decorative feature buttons.

There when you need them

So use the large back cushions or flip them over and get them out of the way whenever you want. The choice is yours.  But rest assured, they’ll always be there waiting for you when you want them.  And they look fantastic from both the front, as well as the back.

Each Alto designer armchair is available with a full range of upholstery options.  The same applies to the flip-over back cushions.  Refer to the options on this page for this information.

Any additional (loose) scatter cushions can also be added to the look as you wish.  Please refer to our “Luxe Scatter Cushions” for more information regarding these loose scatters.

To further enhance their adaptability, we offer the Alto designer armchairs in two widths.  A three quarter width,  as well as a full width version. Please refer to our specifications data sheet for detailed dimensions.

Please also refer to Alto lounges product page for more information about your options there.

Important point for all armchairs and sofas.

Please ensure that the various sofa dimensions will allow for comfortable delivery through your entrance ways and doorways. Please advise if there are any stairs etc that the delivery team should also be aware of.  These final points often catch people out!


Delivery and lead time

We pride ourselves on our transparency and honesty, so we’d like to explain our delivery options in this same manner. Find out more about our delivery options.

Delivery method: Client Pick-Up (free); Delivery to Your Door Organised by PodMarket (invoiced separately); Delivery Organised by Client
Lead time: Approximately 6 weeks (depending on cover availability).

Product design

Design: PodMarket Pty Ltd
Made in Melbourne.


Sustainability is our essence, not just a tag line.
Good Design is sustainable. Minimal materials, cleverly put together, avoiding unnecessary production and waste. Well crafted designs that last a long time, because if you buy cheap you pay twice, and so does the environment.

Sustainability is about health, avoiding bad chemicals, using non-toxic materials.  Choice of materials is important. We prefer natural fibres in our fabrics. Wools, cottons, linens, and leather.  Timber is a great choice for sustainable outcomes. Forests are good for our environment, and timber production has many eco-benefits. We prefer timbers that are properly harvested using sustainable forestry practices, and timbers that last. We use glass, or metal when that’s what the item needs to be beautiful, or functional, or to last a long time. That’s part of a sustainable outcome too.
For further information, please refer to  our design principles and our materials sections.


  Customisation available. Please contact us with your requirements.
  SKU: SF1715