See old La-Z-Boy recliners & other easy chairs, swivel rockers and more from the 70s

See old La-Z-Boy recliners, easy chairs, swivel rockers and more from the 70s

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Take a look back at these old La-Z-Boy recliners and vintage easy chairs from the 70s — the decade of the velvet and plaid reclining chairs!

A beautiful way to relax: La-Z-Boy reclining chairs

I’m proud of our home. It’s taken me a long time to make it just the way I wanted it… smart, modern and comfortable. Our La-Z-Boy is a part of that look; it’s at home with company as it is when we’re relaxing on a quiet evening.

And, La-Z-Boy is the best. We looked at almost every recliner made, but none can match La-Z-Boy for styling, comfort or quality. If you’re as particular about your home as we are of ours, you’ll choose a La-Z-Boy, tool

La-Z-Boy vintage reclining chairs ad 1960s

The hottest retro La-Z-Boy recliner chairs from 1979

Multiply 500 fabrics by 126 different styles and thousands of positions and what do you get? The one and only La-Z-Boy Chair.

La-Z-Boy. Probably the first words that enter your mind are comfort and relaxation. You no doubt envision a solid, comfortable reclining chair. Well, you’re right. But only half right. The impressive array of beautiful colors, distinctive patterns and trim, elegant styles displayed above suggest something else…

And, if all you think of is a recliner, you haven’t seen La-Z-Boy chairs in action lately. There are La-Z-Boy chairs that rock or swivel plus some that do both.

There’s even a new La-Z-Boy recliner model that tucks neatly near the wall; then glides away from it on smooth ball bearings. As you recline, that some chair literally shapes and molds itself to your body contours, effortlessly, comfortably.

The hottest retro La-Z-Boy recliner chairs from 1979

The hottest La-Z-Boy recliner chairs from 1979 (2)

Don Shula and family for La-Z-Boy chairs (1974)

It’s a great time to get your coach a La-Z-Boy.

Don Shula and family for La-Z-Boy chairs (1974)

“I bought my man a La-Z-Boy lounger” (1971)

“I bought my man a LA-Z-BOY chair, so on Father’s Day, he’ll know I really care… my man is a particular man who deserves the very best, a genuine La-Z-Boy reclining chair. By comparison, there just isn’t any other choice. Besides, it’s mine during the day!”

Retro 1970s LaZBoy chair ad for Father's Day

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La-Z-Boy La-Z-Lounger… even Scrooge would have been happy! (1971)

LaZBoy lounger chairs for the home from 1971

LaZBoy lounger chairs for the home from 1971-001

LaZBoy lounger chairs for the home from 1971

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Pontiac Comfort-Mates offer more… style… comfort… savings

Pontiac Comfort-Mates rocker recliner chairs 1974

La-Z-Boy is still making them like they used to (1975)

How many times have you heard that expression — they’re not making them like they used to. And it’s true. Back in the good old days, you could get your dollar’s worth. You could count on quality. Somebody cared.

Somebody still does. La-Z-Boy. We’ve been crafting chairs with quality and pride in workmanship all along. And we’ll never stop. Take our La-Z-Rocker, for example. It swivels. It rocks. It turns easily on a specially designed mechanism. It gives you all you could ask for in comfort. It’s built to last…

old La-Z-Boy recliners furniture and chairs 1975

A '70s designer dream house: The American Home of 1974

Vintage lounge chairs: A recliner for Father’s Day puts Dad up front…

La-Z-Boy chairs for dad - 1972

Life will be beautiful in new Pontiac Plush Velvet Swivel Rockers (1974)

A truly magnificent swivel rocker, superbly designed and smartly styled for long life and beauty. Fashioned in nine luxurious colors. these rockers come in elegant 100% DuPont Orlon pile velvet by Borg. the smoothest. softest velvet ever.

Additional quality features include a contoured front, lined skirt, plush reversible seat cushion and deep tufted arms and back. Comfort, style, looks… and special savings when you buy a nigher in S179.95 each, suggested retail price. 

Pontiac plus velvet swivel rockers chairs 1974

La-Z-Boy Wall-Recliners keep everybody happy.

“For Father’s Day, I want a chair that lets me lean back and stretch out.” – “Recliners take up too much room.”

La-Z-Boy wall recliners 1976 1977

Joe Namath for La-Z-Boy rocker

The La-Z-Boy La-Z-Rocker is an altogether new experience in seating comfort. Imagine a chair with a back that actually “breaks” with the natural movement of your body. But that isn’t all! This exciting innovation swivels as well as rocks!

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What better gift could you give your family and yourself for Christmas? The La-Z-Boy La-Z-Rocker is the chair everyone is certain to think of as his very own. You’ll love that eclectic styling, accentuated with a low-back silhouette This lovely creation is available in the fabric and color of your choice.

Joe Namath for La-Z-Boy Rocker 1974 (1)

Joe Namath for La-Z-Boy Rocker 1974 (2)

“I’m going to write a new song, THESE ROCKIN’ CHAIRS GOT ME, Pontiac Rocker-Mates that is!” – Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford for Pontiac Rocker-Mates chairs 1975

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15 Responses

  1. Where do I find 1960/70s Lazy recliners today (2020) is there a particular site that sells these vintage chairs?
    Thank you

      1. Darcy I would love to find the 1967 Rocking Recliner from Lazyboy have any idea where i can find one.

    1. You can’t. In 1981, the United Housewives of America raised enough money to have a special landfill created just for lazyboys from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

    2. I have a yellowish/tan one that’s vinyl/cloth and a green and black one that’s threads. Good cond for being from 60s. Both swivel and rock.

    3. Cara,
      I am in MI between Detroit and Ann Arbor. I have been researching Lazy Biy chairs with wooden arms and matching ottomans. I still have my dads chair from when I was a kid. The arms are upholstered except at the very end where you would put your hands to get up out of the chair. There is a matching ottoman to it.
      It has never been reupholstered and the upholstery is in dire shape but the mechanism works fine and the wood trim needs to be refinished bc it’s in its original worn state.
      Please contact me with any info you might have. I don’t know if this comment is still viable or monitored or how long ago it was put up but contact me if you can…

  2. Would anyone be able to identify what kind of la-z-boy I have? I know it’s an older model as I can’t find it anywhere on their site. It’s older and yellowish/tannish with tiny floral dots all over it. A wooden handle that says the company name. It’s a rocker recliner and swivels a full 360.

    1. You can email pictures of it to la z boy customer service and they can tell you! I did this with my husbands fathers chair. They were fast and very helpful!

  3. I came across a 1976 Lazy boy swivel rocker. It is in amazing condition. Does anyone may know how much it may be worth

  4. Cara, Just scrolled down to read that Lazy Boys were put in a special landfill!! Is that true? My dad’s goes back to at least from 1956 or slightly ghtky before!

  5. I am looking for a used lazy boy recliner queen ann style. Fabric was short napth velour light beige color with pink and light blue flowers down center. I live near Mansfield Ohio

  6. I have a brown leather rocker recliner made in 1993 in Monroe Michigan by lazy boy. It is tin Excellent Condition. I live in Michigan on the outskirts of Ann Arbor. I would like to know the value of this chair. All the mechanism underneath still looks brand new with no rust please contact me with any info as to what the chair may be worth thank you

    1. There is a museum in Monroe that has combined Ford (the car) and La-Z-Boy. To know mor specifics perhaps calling the LZB headquarters in Monroe might be the first start to finding what the value is. But another place would be a consignment shop.

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