ISSUE 83  |  Entertaining: Summer Edition

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

July 29, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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.