Monday, April 11, 2011

Take a Seat

While in Palm Springs last weekend we popped into the Design Within Reach Annex store, the outlet version of the popular modern furniture chain. I was hoping to find new dining room chairs, since we had been using our Eames molded plywood chairs in the dining room vs. in the kitchen breakfast room with the table they belong to. And in the kitchen breakfast room where those chairs should have been, I’ve been using these plastic IKEA chairs that we bought for our deck table. They’ve done the job just fine, but certainly weren’t my first choice.

I’ve been shopping around for chairs for a while now and considered these from CB2, as well as these from West Elm, and these from IKEA, but I wasn’t blown away by any of them. My goal was to find something that complemented our white lacquer dining table, but didn’t clash with our wood grain hutch. We decided they would have to be either metal and fabric, black or a bright color.

Then I saw them. Tucked under a large dining table in the back of the DWR annex sat five of these little beauties:

And to my delight and amazement, not only did I love them, but they were marked down to $58, significantly less expensive than almost every other chair I had looked at. I planted myself next to them to scare off any other potential buyers while I waited to hear if they did indeed have a sixth chair available. No. Boo. Only the five. I could buy these and order one at full price from DWR, or I could buy these and hope that the Annex got another one in on sale, which they could ship to me later. In the end we decided to get four, which we could complement with our two Eames shell chairs if we had to fit six people at the table. Even better news, when we got to the register to pay I found out they were an additional 20% off, taking them down to $46 each.

Here they are in their new home!

1 comment:

Desiree said...

they look so good! i am considering buying these exact chairs. are you happy with the quality, durability? thanks!