ISSUE 13  |  Urban Living

Furniture: High/Low Vitra Basel Chair

April 01, 2010 9:15 PM

BY Janet Hall

Two modern chairs featuring a combination of pale wood and colored seats and backs, with dramatically different pricing.

Above: UK designer Jasper Morrison’s streamlined Basel Chair for Vitra is a modern take on the basic, mass-produced wood chair. A combination of plastic seat and back in pleasing colors with a solid beech wood frame; $475 at All Modern.

Above: The solid beech Nordmyra Chair with lacquered seat and back from Ikea has a similar look and costs $39.99.