Inspired by 18th century design the Versailles Domed Burlap-Backed Chair is nothing if not a statement piece. I like that Restoration Hardware’s take on this design is done up in soft neutrals with beautiful, subtle detailing and an exposed, stripped down structure that shows off its bones. What I have difficulty with is how overly formal and stiff it feels, maybe I lack imagination but I have a hard time picturing this piece in an actual living space, even one with an “off limits” living room. The domed top and deep wings “designed to fend off drafts” also give me a sense of claustrophobia when paired with the large scale and formality of the piece.
What do you think? Love it, hate it, or love the idea but just couldn’t see living with it?