Interior designers have a love affair with chairs. There are so many unique, elegant designs to choose from. Books have been published featuring the myriad designs available, and modern classics are produced in miniature for those who don’t have the room to feature the life sized versions.
Brini’s Favorite Chairs
When it comes to where to put your sit-down, I favor modern classics! Some of my favorites include:
- The brass Chiavari chair designed in Italy in the 1940’s. Their elegant lines and diminutive footprint make a surprisingly bold statement. They will serve as my dining chairs.
- Eero Saarinen’s visionary architecture was enhanced with his beautiful furniture designs. I’m lucky enough to have found two of his executive chairs on the street – one with arms, the other without. They’ll both be reupholstered for my office. They’re remarkably comfortable and look great!
- The Eames shell chair is a classic that’s still being produced today. It’s hard to find it in the original fiberglass, however. My grandparents had two of them, and I have them now. The arm chair is one of the original production units and features a rope edge, which is quite rare. They’re in elephant gray.
- Last, but not least is the butterfly chair, designed in 1938 in Argentina. I have a small butterfly sling stool with a leather seat which I occasionally use as a side table when entertaining by setting a large ceramic dish on the seat.
Collecting furniture can get a bit cumbersome, but it’s hard to resist when there are so many beautiful pieces to chose from. What are some of your favorites?