A curved back side chair with spindle legs is upholstered with Mexican blanket like fabric. (above)
When in NY last weekend, AM took me through the Kit Kemp owned and designed Crosby Street Hotel so I could see the decor. Loved it...but really liked this chair.
In the middle of a very modern sleek white lobby filled with loads of contemporary art sits this colorful striped chair. It pops against the impressive paned wall of windows and the neutral backdrop. Upon closer inspection, I realized how genius this chair actually is. In a room filled with high, art modern and classic furniture, this chair has a twist to it that the others do not.
A traditional chair upholstered in the same fabric used to make Mexican blankets or serapes. In a way, a melding of two cultures in one chair. A Mexican blanket thrown on a sofa in this space would not at all make design sense...but as upholstery it totally works!
What a great idea! If you have or find a great piece of heavy fabric with international flair, whether it be a blanket, a throw or rug that you've found on your travels or just while shopping, consider really incorporating it into your design by upholstering a piece of furniture with it. Imagine an ottoman, or chair seat cushions or a small love seat in some fantastic fabric from afar....it could make a great design statement.
Here are some more pictures of this chair and the fantastic fanciful lobby of the Crosby Street Hotel.
The chair's decor companions are an eclectic mix of furnishings that include a reclaimed wood block that is used as a bench, two modern acrylic display coffee tables and a white French inspired sofa. (above)
A fantastic large steel sculpture of a head made of cut out letters of the alphabet by artist Jaume Plensa sits right at the front entrance of the hotel! (above)
What do you think of this chair?
Photos in this post by Coco of Cococozy