After spotting the painted Le Corbu chair on Saturday, we've noticed a small theme of taking design classics and - GOD FORBID! - painting them. Done well, this can be a great improvement and certainly change the style of the piece to make it more contemporary.
That said, we wish to highlight the McCobb Planner Group chairs because they communicate simplicity and beauty at once, AND haven't been mind numbingly knocked off by DWR or anyone else yet. Here is a good Google link to a whole bunch of them.
Our latest cool painting find are these chairs (that are beautiful to start with) professionally painted Greenmount Silk by Gideon of our contest last year. Gideon says, "If Elsie de Wolf can paint vintage pieces, then so can I.". He also says they were very beat up and look much better now.