while killing time waiting to meet a friend at the grove here in los angeles, m21 tried to resist the pull of the ipad calling out his name from the apple store, and instead popped into crate & barrel for a minute where he spotted this pretty 'pirouette' chair. not so bad for crate & barrel, we thought.
and let's be perfectly clear- m21 prefers his upholstery either custom, newly made to order; or vintage, and recovered to our needs- neither option is much more expensive in price then retail, and recovering a vintage piece is usually significantly cheaper then all but the most down market of retail. we also understand this isn't an option for everyone- if you aren't working with a decorator like moi, having a custom chair newly manufactured is a daunting prospect and frankly something we don't recommended a first timer attempting- there are simply too many variables, and if you don't spell things out very specifically for your workroom, or have the right answers to their questions, it can be a VERY expensive learning curve. so that's why when we see something like this chair, especially when offered in a perfectly cute stock fabric, we just want to share.
what do y'all think? cute? too pricy for c &b? ($1199- not so far off from a custom frame price btw, but it's in stock and ships fast).