Sunday, July 4, 2010

Vintage White

I really wasn't looking for, and certainly didn't need, another chair in my house, but this gorgeous retro chair beckoned me over. Covered in creamy white vinyl with brassy nailheads, it has the most lovely shape.
I found it at the Salvation Army for $20.00
In "Design School" we had an instuctor Paul, who made us find images to illustrate the various elements of design such as scale, balance, line, form, rhythmn, etc.  We had to come up with one word to describe a photo as it relates to design. I think this picture would be have been perfect for that class.  This chair has all the elements of great design.  
I love the juxtaposition of the boxy back....
....And the arms.

Sometimes you find a piece that so illustrates great design, it could be used as a design class model.  Shape, Line, Function, Form, Rhythmn, Balance.......Any of these could describe this chair.
So, just in case you are looking for photos for your class Paul,  my word is .................Dynamic


  1. Chania...I have such a passion for chairs! This one is stunning..what a find!

  2. Dynamic INDEED Chania....I would have SO snapped this up if I'd seen it....!!

    Hope you're having a LOVELY weekend....!

    Tamarah :o)

  3. This chair is a beauty and looks like it's in pretty good condition for $20. Good for you:o)

  4. Wow..this is fabulous..I'm inspired.

  5. Well seeing that I have a chair fetish, I would not have been able to pass this one up either. It's a great piece! Might it look cute at the cottage?


  6. Chania - you could set that chair to music and it would be a 'golden oldie'. It's lovely!

  7. I can't blame you for buying that chair. I would have snapped it up too.

  8. Nice chair - a little bit quirky, nice and solid and a bargain to boot!

  9. Chania...


    great eye girl!

  10. I like that you don't have to do anything to the way Chania, I hope you had a lovely CANADA DAY!

  11. I love love love your blog! I love this chair! And everything you have done to your cottage is lovely!!! I'm definitely going to ask for your help in designing my apartment (I have yet to find one) in Toronto!!

  12. Oh I love this chair! I wish I could find things like that at our Salvation Army!
    Also, I did what you told me to do with my folding chairs...... I have all six of them sitting outside on our upper patio to "age" them!
    Health and happiness!


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