Good Questions: Cherner Chair Knockoff for This Desk?

Good Questions: Cherner Chair Knockoff for This Desk?

Maxwell Ryan
Feb 26, 2007

Hello AT,

I just bought a new desk from West Elm (the Parsons desk in white laquer) b/c I'm revamping my bedroom/work space, but I'm having trouble finding a chair that will not only work well with the overall look for the room, but will also be somewhat affordable.

I've had my eye on the walnut Cherner chair from DWR for a while but at $649 it's kinda pricey. Do you know where I might find a similar style or knock-off? Also, instead of the wood grain, do you think a white laquered chair would work as well or is that too boring? Please help!..

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My current chair is a rickety old dining chair that I was going to re-upholster & refinish but never completed the project. It may collapse at any moment!

Thank youuuuu! Paola

Dear Paola,

Good question. A little contrast will undoubtedly add some pop to your room, but an all white interior could also be lovely and more fitting for your bedroom. We'd stay white if you go with any other chair but Cherner.

As for the chair, there is nothing like the Cherner chair and if you spring for it, you won't regret it AND you'll have it forever. AND if you do do it, may we suggest Stella Orange instead of walnut just to complicate things even more?

For a more affordable option, we'd first look at eBay, Apartment Therapy Classifieds or Craigslist for an older Cherner or a Jacobsen ANT chair, or simply stick with IKEA or West Elm.

Or how about this:


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