Covet/Get It: Steel-and-Leather Chair

Oh how I've love, love, LOVED the slouchy, buttery-leather of Design Within Reach's Paulistano Armchair. Originally designed in 1957 by Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha for the living room of the Athletic Club of São Paulo, the simple, cantileevered design is timeless. It's constructed from one single piece of bent steel, stretched with gorgeous leather, both chosen for their ability to age over time.

Sadly, I've never been able to part with the hefty $1500 price tag. But I may have found a suitable substitute...

Urban Outfitters' Leather Butterfly Chair at just $250 is a worth a second look. The leather isn't nearly as gorgeous, but this chair will give the same modern-earthy look, at less than a quarter of the price. And this bargain-substitute has one other advantage: It folds up and can be stored away. So if you don't have much floor space and only need extra chairs when you're entertaining this might be just the one.

For more compact furniture options, check out this foldable table and chairs.

Or for more Covet/Get It finds click here.
Read Full Story

Find a home

Powered by Zillow