Tracy Bulla -- Home Accents Today, October 5, 2012
Elegant lines and well-defined proportions set the tone for the season's best seating. Look for distinctive forms and lush upholstery to step up the style quotient.
|Originally designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1963 for Carl Hansen & Son, the sculptural Shell chair features a wing-shaped seat made of form-pressed veneer and can be upholstered in a choice of leathers and fabrics ($2,555 to $3,495).|
|The Cannes side chair presents an elegant profile, finished with nailhead trim and leather-like upholstery from Moe’s Home Collection ($395).|
|Constructed of walnut-stained hardwoods, Control Brand’s Klum chair pairs a mid-century perspective with wool/cashmere blend cushions ($1,800).|
|Classic Home’s Duke side chair combines streamlined simplicity with subtle refinement in a neutral linen-upholstered fabric with jute back ($524).|
|Design Legacy’s high-back Daniel chair exudes dramatic presence, enhanced by lush orange velvet upholstery ($899).|
|Generous seating bestows the Mercer club chair from Orient Express with both comfort and chic, shown in oatmeal linen and burlap with espresso-finished legs ($890).|
|From Gail’s Accents, the Winmark Empress chair boasts a sumptuous elongated form and tailored proportions ($699).|
|Fashioned from cherry wood, the Greta chair from French Heritage draws on classic Art Deco design refreshed with a modern twist ($885).|
|Shown in a hand-brushed, burnished gold leaf finish, Ambella Home’s Voranado lounge chair updates a classic design with a fresh, contemporary spin.|
The sleek, modern appeal of Palecek's arm chair draws from a minimal stainless steel frame complemented by textured upholstery with a subtle hint of shimmer.
Massoud's antique French inspired design makes a charming statement, upholstered in a delicate Asian-style toile print ($2,699).
|Creative cutouts lend interest to the Four Hands accent chair, outlined with nailheads for added panache ($600).|