Cohabitation With Design

February 3, 2010

Inspiring Chair Styles

Filed under: Design & Art — Tags: , , , , , , — Concept Interior Design @ 7:33 pm

I believe I have found a few of the most perfect chairs ever made. One of which fits into my two loves of wingbacks and French design.

This French-inspired Wingback Chair is available at Rothchilds Antiques in the Central West End in St. Louis, MO.  I love the detailed wings of this chair, along with the exposed wood arms and legs. The chair is available in many fabric options.

The Peacock Chair is a perfect example of a chair that can fully live up to its name. This chair is inventive and fun, while still serving a functional purpose. The Peacock Chair has long been a style the design community is familiar with, but never like this. This chair is available at Centro in the Central West End in St. Louis, MO.

The Event Arm Chair is very reminiscent of a Tom Dixon piece, in my opinion. I actually thought it was one of his pieces when I first ran across it. The styling is very relaxed, yet sophisticated. This chair does not need a lot of bling and crazy pattern to make it stand out in a crowd. The Event Chair is available at stlloftstyle.com. A very cool website to check out for many unique items.

rothschildsstl.com; centro-inc.com; stlloftstyle.com

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November 24, 2009

Wingback Chair revisited…

Filed under: Design & Art — Tags: , , — Concept Interior Design @ 6:56 pm

I was recently fortunate enough to help a client with the design of her new wingback chairs. These chairs turned out more amazing than I had imagined they would be.

There really is such a variety of looks that can be achieved with a wingback chair. Even though this piece is traditional in origin, it is very fresh and modern in this setting.

 

November 2, 2009

The Wingback Chair

Filed under: Design & Art — Tags: , , , , — Concept Interior Design @ 4:56 pm

The Wingback Chair, first introduced in the 1700’s, is one of the most amazing design feats, in my opinion. I love how this timeless design works in the most traditional setting, as well as, the most modern setting. The possibilities of this chair are endless. 

A brief history of the wingback chair…

“the wingback chair is a chair, which is usually fully 
upholstered, with wings rising up from the arm and 
joining the back at a 90-degree or wider angle.
the original purpose for the wings were assumed to 
be to prevent drafts in old houses from reaching the 
upper body or to protect the delicate skin of gentrified 
ladies from the heat of a roaring fireplace.”  (designboom.com)

 

Enjoy the pictures of the diversity of this chair and check out a few of the websites listed below.

http://www.thomasville.com
http://www.designboom.com
http://www.tomdixon.net
sohaute.typepad.com

 

 

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