We lust after Emeco chairs for our dining room (above, right), but at $395 a pop, buying six of them seems a little extreme. We just got the new CB2 catalog in the mail, and saw their "bandit chair" (above, left), which is obviously inspired by Emeco. The price is definitely better ($119), but we don't have a CB2 nearby and I'm curious if you or any of your readers have had hands on experience with these chairs. How's the quality? If we love Emeco, will we feel like cheapskates for the next decade for buying the Bandit? Thanks! Clay
Clay — we first want to point you in the direction of the DWR Dining Sale that lets you save 15% off the purchase of 6 or more dining chairs (you can even mix and match!).
Why not get 2 of the Emeco chairs you lust after and complete the 6 with 4 of CB2's Bandit? This will save you money and you won't feel like you sacrificed your top choice.
Anyone else have other options or suggestions?