ISSUE 20  |  Entryways

Furniture: Painted Chairs with Bare Legs

May 21, 2009 4:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Observed at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair: several painted chairs with unfinished wood legs (perhaps inspired by Herman Czech’s Side Chair?).

Above: Austrian architect Hermann Czech designed the Thonet-like Bent Beechwood Side Chair in 1994; it’s available at the Conran Shop for $825 (the Hermann Czech Armchair is $1,100).

Above: Spanish lighting and furniture company Santa & Cole commissioned the Belloch Chair from Lagranja Studio for use in its headquarters, the Parc de Belloch estate near Barcelona. "We needed a cheap, stackable, easy-to-transport, and clean chair that is adaptable to any situation. The result has stylistic evocations of Charles and Ray Eames and very topical concerns for the environment: a special mix of recycled plastic and wood forms its elegant body, which is supported by legs made either from beech wood (indoor) or from aluminum (outdoor)." Contact Connecticut-based wholesale design studio Ameico for retailers.

Above: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed the Steelwood Chair for Magis; the steel frame is coated in epoxy resin and the seat and legs are available in natural or painted beech; $588 at Unica Home.

Above: Designed by François Chambard of Um Project, the Milking Stool is made from ash and is available in several different shades of milk paint; $320 at Voos Furniture, a gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.