I think I might have a chair problem. Eek, I went and bought another chair while I was at my parent’s place this summer (Eureka, CA). Remember the cool orange midcentury chair I bought, well I went to a furniture auction and found another one. Furniture auctions are a lot of fun, but somewhat dangerous.
I knew that this chair was worth bidding on, so I set a price in my head that I was willing to pay. And then in the heat of the moment, I might have kept bidding past my target budget. I went to the auction with my brother Joash and my Dad. The three of us are a bad combo at something like this. We see the potential in anything. And I’m a firm believer that in order to have adventure (and even success) in life, you have to take risks. So, I took a risk and bought this chair. I don’t regret it at all. And I don’t really have a place for it in our tiny house. But, I’m glad it’s mine. And maybe I’ll just resell it. But, for now I own a piece of iconic modern furniture design.
|please excuse the bad iphone photo, I will share more detailed images soon|
It has beautiful, well loved and worn leather. It has two small areas where the seams are coming apart a bit, so I think I’ll have those repaired. I’m considering taking them to a shoe cobbler to have them stitched. I’m thinking this might be a cost effective way to get this fixed.
If you think I’m totally crazy to buy something like this, you might find this article interesting. The older I get, the more risks in life and in this case design, I want to take. Where’s the fun in being just like everyone else. I like to be unique (which is hard to achieve), but I want people to see what I design and make, and think “I would have never thought of that or put that together”. I think my mother in law is confused by this purchase. She thought it looked Western. But I figure, if Sophia Loren takes photos in butterfly chairs, then maybe this chair will help my cool factor.
And look at how fabulous this chair looks in Sarah’s living room of Smitten Studio.
And with an all white living room, the chair is light and airy and doesn’t weigh down the space by being a big bulky piece of furniture.
What do you think? Is this a chair you would like for your space? Or is it just too out there for your style. Is it a style that I can pull off? And are you a risk taker when it comes to design and home decor?