Friday, April 23, 2010

CHEAP TO CHIC: HONING IN ON CONE SHAPED CHAIRS FOR INDOORS AND OUT!

Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullac
Photo by Coco of Cococozy
Indoor or outdoor Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullac, 2008. Produced by Vitra in Germany. Dyed polyamide. Display at last year's Dwell on Design show. Price approx. $555. (above)

Last year while at the Dwell on Design show here in Los Angeles, I ran into these web like cone shaped outdoor chairs shown above. Thought they were interesting to look at and a much more stylish alternative to your everyday outdoor plastic chair. At the end of the show, Vitra was selling them at a discount because they had brought so many to display and for seating. I almost bought one or two...but didn't (my problem...always missing good deals...or buying too high). Needless to say, was regretting that I didn't buy when I saw these chairs all over the internet this year at a much more expensive price!!!

Anyhooooo...after getting over my regret, this year, I noticed a ton of chairs - both indoor and outdoor - with the same cone-like shape. Thought the round shallow funnel outline was interesting to look at (although have not tested the comfort level of any of this seating). A nice modern accent inside the home or out.

In the event this modern design appeals to you, there are a range of options...here they are in today's CHEAP TO CHIC!

Antique wire chair from Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters - Loop Chair - $79 (An antique-style wire chair. Round design with a distressed, powder-coated finish. Twisted iron detail. Indoors or out. 26.5"w, 26.5"d, 29"h. Powder-coated iron alloy wire.)(above)

Igloo chair from cb2
cb2 - Igloo Chair - $149 (Handwoven heavy-gauge white wire rounds out a 1950s outdoor classic. Like a tilted satellite dish on a hairpin leg base. Rust-resistant white powdercoat finish. Handwoven heavy-gauge wire.)(above)

Philippe Starck designed chair for Kartell from yliving
yliving - Mr. Impossible - $440 (Philippe Starck designed chair for Kartell)(above)


Red Philippe Starck chair from hive
hive - Eros Fixed Base Chair - $485 (Design Philippe Starck, 2001. Polycarbonate, polished aluminum. Made in Italy by Kartell. 24" w 27" d 31" h seat; 18" h. Transparent colors: crystal, yellow, orange, light yellowish green and cobalt blue. Opaque colors: glossy white, glossy black and Kartell red.)(above)


I like the wire outdoor versions of this chairs in white...I think they could look great on a modern sleek deck or next to the infinitiy pool I do not have. Mr. Impossible is pretty cute too - maybe in a different color.

Would love to know what you think about cone shaped chairs. A wonderful accent or too modern for you? If you had to pick one, which one might you want around your house?

Hope you have a great Friday!

xo
Coco

9 comments:

  1. wow. those chairs are super fun. makes me really want to get some for my patio...

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  2. I could see those Urban Loop chairs out on a patio with ferns and moss and all sorts of greenery all around them. :)

    I love a little inspiration! Thanks,

    Bre @ http://theredbunalow.blogspot.com

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  3. I'll bet the cone design on all these chairs makes for a really comfortable seat....and so very stylish and fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. a friend used to have a polycarbonate chair very much like the red starck one as her computer chair. oww.
    she's moved it to another room and replaced it with a more ergonomic one. they all look nice, but i need more back and bum support!

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  5. We looked at those cb2 versions for some outdoor seating as they are inexpensive and funky.

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  6. Coco, really love the 1st image, very cool!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. instant interest to a space. great shape with comfort.

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  8. That first set actually LOOKS really comfortable. I'm sure many of them are, but those first ones seem more inviting for some reason. Cool collection!

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  9. I love the whole Jayson and Garden website. The butterfly plate is beautiful. I can see a set of the insect plates hanging on the wall. Thanks for the great link to a beautiful site. Catherine

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