Wingback chairs have a rich history and are one of the oldest chair designs around. The distinctive wings acted as a kind of draught excluder in the days before central heating. They also offer a degree of privacy for the occupant. Maybe to help them keep a low profile as they plot their fiendish plans. Perhaps that’s why many Hollywood villains favour wingback chairs. Whatever you decide to use your wingback chair for, our buying guide will help you make the right choice for you and the way you live.