It's the Remix: Avarte Nietos vs Knoll Saarinen

It's the Remix: Avarte Nietos vs Knoll Saarinen

Gregory Han
Aug 1, 2007

I'm always a bit wary when I hear "the remix." For example, when one of my coworkers sent me Fergie's version of the Heart classic, "Barracuda," I cringed before listening to it. (It's meh. To be fair, Fergie does a decent job with the cover, but it's hard to beat the Wilson sisters.) Anyway, for the past few months, I've been hunting for vintage Knoll Saarinen Executive chairs (and coming up short), which led me to try and find similar-looking chairs without being total knock-offs (of which there really are none for this particular chair. And if there are, please link me)... So when I stumbled upon this chair (on the left) from the design group Avarte, I was struck by how similar the shape of this chair was to the Knoll Saarinen. Except...I'm not really into it. Based solely on looks, it seems a wee bit uncomfortable and less...inviting? Thoughts? -Grace
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