ISSUE 83  |  Entertaining: Summer Edition

High/Low: Safari Chairs (with an $1,800 Price Difference)

July 29, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Who better to turn to than the British Colonial Army for inspiration on lightweight, stylish outdoor chairs? Both Kaare Klint and the Carmel Bay Company did when they each designed a leather and wood outdoor chair with an accompanying ottoman.

We admire both pieces for different reasons, but we couldn’t help noticing the price difference between the two (a little under $1,800) and wanted to share.

High

Above: Kaare Klint, the son and pupil of architect P. V. Jensen Klint, designed the Safari Chair and Footrest in 1933 from a solid ash frame with a smoked oil finish. The chair is available in canvas for $1,195 or leather (shown) for $2,520, both with adjustable leather straps, from Design Within Reach.

Above: With the spirit of portability in mind, the chair and footrest can be assembled and disassembled entirely without tools.

Low

Above: The Campaign Chair and Ottoman is made from kikar wood and distressed buffalo leather; $445 for the chair and $285 for the ottoman from Carmel Bay Company.

For more pieces at contrasting price points, sift through all of our posts on High/Low Design in our Archive.