Sturbridge Yankee is none too hip, but we really like this chair. An unusal design that has a little bit of the modern Thonet feel crossed with a Shaker practicality, the Strap Chair ($200) is made of stained wood and a rattan seat.
Forget going traditional, the Strap would be a good design to mix into a modern environment. It would soften it and lend it some eclecticism.
Because of the construction, we imagine the Strap is both light and strong enough to withstand daily use and abuse. At this price, we are apt to trust the quality, though "imported" does lend some mystery to its origin. MGR