One Great Idea: Countryside Imagery on Vintage Chairs

One Great Idea: Countryside Imagery on Vintage Chairs

Jessica Tata
Jul 15, 2011

While strolling about the internet, I discovered a photo tour of a home that is strikingly beautiful in many ways. The thing that most popped out at me, perhaps because of the restrained use of color throughout the home, is the set of chairs with nature scenes on them.

The Wilton Residence, a private residence and hunting lodge in Connecticut, was done by UXUS Design, and is a beautiful home. Definitely worth perusing, there are many inspirational ideas and "if only I could do that" moments to be had.

What really jumped out to me, though, is the set of eight midcentury era molded plywood chairs with images of trees and grass on the surface. Standing out in the all-white space, these chairs are the creation of Leslie Oschman of Swarm. "Preserving natural charms and revealing new uses and beauty" in "reclaimed objects made new in Amsterdam," Oschman truly created statement pieces in these chairs.

As I sit here and look mischievously at my Thonet molded plywood chairs, I am reminded that they are perfectly pretty as they are. But the next time I come across a beat up or knockoff plywood chair, you had better bet I have a whole new arsenal of ideas thanks to Oschman!

More photos and info on the home: Yatzer

Images: Yatzer

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