1. Attraction/Beauty - Love at first sight.
2. Functional - The design has to function and be ergonomic for the user. For example, a booster seat might need to fit and stay on a chair for years or the user might have extremely long legs. Form follows function.
3. Classic - I like the lines and finishes of the form to stand the test of time.
4. Never Seen Before - ...in this setting, ...in this finish, ...in combination with this table, ...in this variation, etc.. I'm looking for something different than my neighbors, just like Mr. Pine.
5. Quality and Affordability - I'm looking for something made well and something that's not over priced from a reputable company.
6. Am I Excited? - Furniture lasts a long time and it's expensive so I need to be jumping up and down when the delivery truck arrives. I'm always trying to avoid buyer's remorse!
With all of this in mind I was looking for chairs to go with a table similar to this:
1. Era Armchair by Thonet, Solid Seat from Design Within Reach.
Mushroom Riviera Side Chair and Arm Chair from Serena and Lily.
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3. White or Metal Tolix Chairs from Sundance Catalog, Design Within Reach or Pottery Barn.
4. 21st Century Bistro Chair from Sundance.
4. Marlow II White Side Chair from Crate & Barrel.
Salt Chair from Design Within Reach.
This chair is for someone a little uncomfortable with the height of option #4, the Marlow II Chair. So simple, affordable and great, love the subtle "curved for comfort" details.
|An iPhone photo of a page in my Cottage Living Magazine, 2007.|
6. Director's Chairs from Linens-n-things, Target, Hayneedle... they can be found everywhere.
|The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu - Remodelista|
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7. Vienna White Side Chair from Crate and Barrel.
|Crate & Barrel|
8. This last chair is something fun I stumbled on just today. No. B9 Le Corbusier in a custom finish by Thonet. I can see these in a cool restaurant or casual conference room.
That's it for my favorite bistro/ breakfast dining chairs. For anyone needing inspiration or anyone in the market for something new, I hope you found it here today!