I recently came across the Eadie chair and was struck by the combination of colorful, comfortable design and handmade, eco-friendly craftsmanship, a combination that's incredibly refreshing.
I've seen many eco-friendly chairs, and many of them are beautiful, well-crafted and very stylish. But the Eadie armchair looks straight up comfy, like curl up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee comfy. While it doesn't look like a hollowed out egg or a space pod, it does look like a well-crafted armchair that's meant to be relaxed in, to be used. I like that.
Designed by Donna Wilson, the chair is handmade from a solid beach and plywood frame and all-natural fibers like wool, horse hair and a large feather-filled cushion. This also means it does not contain the petrochemicals found in the foam and flame-retardant fabrics used in much of the modern mass-market furniture (like most of mine unfortunately).
The Eadie chair is custom built and retails for around US $2,900, so it's definitely an investment. However, I recently inherited my grandmother's reading chair, which was handcrafted in the 1940s, so when you think about how long a quality piece of furniture can last, it really puts the price tag into perspective.
More Info: Eadie by Donna Wilson for SCP
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