Ok, I am going to admit one of my greatest vices….drumroll please! I have a “thing” for chairs. In fact, cannot seem to pass up a cool chair of any sort which drives my husband to distraction and is starting to clutter my barely 1900 sq foot house a bit. Maybe this is not so bad as far as vices go but I have been forbidden from ebay, auctions ( live or otherwise), flea markets, rummage sales and even of late..my fave little antique store, Blue Moon.
In fact, while shopping with a client and one of our other designers, they both had to pry me away from a darling chair that needed a little of my TLC….forcibly. I think it really is an addiction because I felt a certain withdrawal as we drove away! Seriously!
Some of my recent purchases are Phillipe Stark Victoria ghost chairs ( love them!), two Hans Wegner knock offs, and two mismatched mid century modern danish pieces. I stripped one down to original fabric seat and it is sunny yellow! I favor mid century modern but also like whimsical chairs, and delicate old chairs.
I think old chairs tell a story and have a history that emanates from them and adds personality and charm to any space! New chairs are just waiting for history to be created!
What does this have to do with kitchen or bath design? Eh, not much and yet it is all about the design!!!!
How cool is this???
I cannot for the life of me remember where I found this pix but it is really cool….if anyone knows…please tell me! I want them! I do I do!!
My beloved Victoria! Available at Smart Furniture
Whimsical and clever!!
Are these not the cutest things? Available at toxel. These cool chairs were designed by Bora Cakilkaya. This is a very, um, interesting site! Check it out!
My Wegner knock off y chair
I love this chair! This Danish Designer was just amazing. A great website for more information is Danish Furniture. This site has much info on Danish Design from abut 1925 to 1975. Great resource!
Wegner Shell Chair
Wegner Easy Chair
Wegner Swivel Chair
Another great website for original chairs that is awesome:Lushpad…have found a few on here I really like!
British designer Charlie Davidson has just finished his latest hand made piece entitled Is this the coolest chair ever made? Made from 2mm punched steel sheet, brazed together and powder coated. Based on a prototype for a plastic chair called Duck, this limited edition piece takes over a week to fabricate and finish. Check out site: plusmood
This takes a week to make!
Another odd but rather cool one!
Almost weightless (approx. 2.1kgs), designed by Junio Design which was established on 2007 by Jun Hashimoto.
MYchair is sweeping and expressive, it aims to be “quirky” and provocative in shape – like a sculpture in space. This is a Reddot design award winner
for 2009. I like it!! Sign me up!
Ok, some of these chairs are pricey I will admit…but we can dream..yes?? Here are a few that us mere mortals can afford!!
If you love the ghost chairs of Phillipe Starck, then try the vapor chair from CB2. At 179 each it is half the price of my victorias!
Vapor chair from CB2
CB2 is awesome for cheap chic decor. This recycled leather chair comes in 3 colors and is a paltry 119.00!!!
Diego chair from CB2
Sneaking in a find!
This cute chair was a steal. ( And only took me 20 minutes to make!!) I bought it for 30 bucks and spray painted it chrome. My friends look at my victoria’s with barely a glance ( some even ask me why I bought the “plastic” chairs!) but this one has been a hit. The metal work is tiny flowers.
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Buying on the internet? Big box got your bucks? Read this first.