I really want some bentwood chairs for my kitchen nook. Specifically, something in the style of Thonet's No. 14 chair.
For a history of Thonet chairs, this Apartment Therapy article (from 2010!) is pretty good, as is this peice on House Appeal.
|via Serena & Lily|
Serena and Lily have a great model, and the colors are on sale right now for $147....super tempting. I feel like these would be well made, which is a problem when searching vintage offerings--some are very rickety.
Crate & Barrel has some. Overstock, Hayneedle, .....as well as eBay and Etsy. There are options.
eBay $199 for pair
Overstock, $103 each
Crate & Barrel $109
I found that there are a lot of cheap, metal versions. I think I'll hold out for wood, but then I wonder if a heavier chair is good with kids--you know what I mean?
The real question is whether to wait until I find them dirt cheap, or bite the bullet for immediate gratification.