Graphic Modernist Lounge Chairs, available here.
eBay Find: Jump on this chic set of dining chairs (4) by James Mont. They are newly upholstered and neutral linen with an ebonized wood.
The Famous Chair
Modernist and furniture designer Marcel-Breuer left an indelible mark in products. The Hungarian born artist also served as architect, creating the stunning Whitney Museum of American Art building in New York city. In terms of furniture, one his biggest legacies was the Wassily Chair, (named after the artist Kandinsky) which took tubular steel to the next level with clean lines.
If you’re feeling inspired to incorporate this classic in your home, eBay has an abundant selection of Bruer’s Wassily chairs in various styles.
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller 237. Text: Jauretsi)
7 Days ‘til Xmas
There’s nothing like a sharp Adrian Pearsall chair as a room’s statement piece. I selected the Danish designer as part of the collection I curated for eBay Today, ”The Reds.” If you haven’t guessed by now, there’s plenty more unrelated red hot items, from rotary phones to Jeffrey Campbell shoes. What can I say? I love red!
To learn more about the chair, visit the listing here.
Hot and Cold
How do you accent a black brick wall? One word: warmth. The wood cabinets in the background and the gorgeous leather chair in camel make this office look less Deadhead garage and more Hermes handbag.
True to form, we did a little scouring of eBay to see what we could find to replicate this look in our own homes. Though we couldn’t find anything that exactly matched the absolute treasure of a chair seen in this picture, we did find some… [MORE] solid replacements. Check out this midcentury leather desk chair in a dark claret. This Danish modern swivel desk chair nearly gets it, nailing the camel coloring but designed to be more of a statement piece. If you’re looking for lamps, this black metal desk lamp from the ’50s is a must. Get ‘em before they’re gone!
(Photo courtesy of designtraveller. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Take a Seat
One can never have too many chairs. Okay, maybe that’s not true (especially in a New York studio). But chairs are one of those versatile items that don’t take up too much space but, man, can they pack a punch. Take for instance these midcentury stacking chairs on eBay, or the wide variety of Eames seating you’ll find as well. Here’s a set of French Art Deco club chairs from the ’40s that look pretty fantastic.
(Photo: Uncredited. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Adler Shares Home Secrets
This past week, Jonathan Adler launched his new book, 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life and we’re already taking notes on numerous smart home tips. With lessons like “making art out of the unexpected” (seen above) and “use chairs as sculptures”, the book opens your mind and grants permission to be yourself. The original Editor-in-Chief of Domino magazine, Deborah Needleman penned the foreward. You can pick up the style bible on JonathanAdler.com for $24.95 with just enough time to doll up your home for holidays.
(Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler)
Philippe Starck’s Special Edition Louis Ghost Chair
By Sade Lythcott
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of designer Philippe Starck’s iconic Louis Ghost Chair, a special edition has been produced featuring his trademark signature, laser-engraved on the back of the chair. Since its initial release in 2002, the simple piece (which is produced in a variety of colors and opacities) has become the most widely sold “original design” chair in the world, selling over 1.5 million pieces.