The slipper chair is a perfect occasional chair to keep around an apartment. With its simple shape, free of arms and often low to the ground, the slipper chair is a small space dweller's best friend. This diminutive chair can fit into the tightest corners and, in a pinch, can stand in as an extra dining chair. The marketplace is full of slipper chairs, varying in fabrics and styles, here are just a few to consider...
Designers Cortney and Robert Novogratz, who are possibly as well-known for their many children as for their bold modern vintage-inspired style, launched their first home furnishings collection this year.
Although this table has more going for it in the unique department than just its paint job, one can't help but notice that the varied heights of the super glossy white paint make it rather eye-catching and fresh.
As I sit at my desk in Chicago writing this post, I look out my window and see one tree whose leaves have turned deep red and another whose leaves are turning bright yellow. Autumn is slowly stripping the green from the trees and replacing them with a temporary explosion of vibrant colors. Inspired by this seasonal display I went in search of chairs that mimic the colors of nature.
Fourteen years after Harry Bertoia's collection ofsteel mesh furniture made its debut, there came the Platner chair. Born of a generation embracing a more luxurious, sensual brand of modernism, the Platner chair gave new-school materials an old-school elegance.
Originally designed in 1938 by the Argentinian architect Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, the Butterfly Chair has been popular among design enthusiasts for decades. It's also a great choice for those just starting out in their first apartment or, in the case of the folding variety, anyone looking for last minute seating. Check out these 5 options for new butterfly chairs, along with a couple of sources for new covers for vintage chairs.
There is so much to love about the Cherner armchair. Let me count the ways. It is elegant and graceful, with twists and curves that are reminiscent of ancient tree roots or undulating sand dunes. At the same time, the chair is a technical masterpiece in furniture making: It seems impossible that anything organic could be bent in such a way without snapping!
It's hard to believe that Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair was first introduced in 1929. With its clean styling, metal base and leather cushion, this 80+ year old chair still looks thoroughly modern. We've rounded up resources for this modern classic — both authentic and reproductions, new and used.