HOUSE: Newburgh + Scavenging

New additions in bright colors!


We’re starting to bring more color into the house a little at a time.

The yellow chair is so sweet by the dining room window that I can look past the tear the upholstery. I love how sunny it looks even in the darkest room in the house. The blue chair appears to be new old stock. The color is so vibrant! I’m not sure where in the house that one will wind up, but we’ll be changing the base to something less office-y.

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  • Reply lesley November 12, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Love the yellow one. Looks like a cozy corner to curl up in. I agree about the base on the blue one. These chairs are always so appealing–look like cartoon characters.

  • Reply k November 12, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    looks lovely + i am so proud of you for looking past the tear in the upholstery!

    this is so funny because for the last couple of weeks i have been passing by a store down here that has that exact blue chair (except not a swively base) sitting outside and i allllllways think of you – i even considered buying it and shipping it to you since you are so crazy about them … but yeh, that was a pretty extravagant/far-fetched thought i guess.

  • Reply Elisabeth November 12, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    These chairs are gorgeous.

  • Reply lee November 13, 2007 at 4:03 am

    you should feel lucky to own those chairs, they are so hard to find here in scandinavia, and when you do- they charge a million dineros for them…sigh. I’ve ended up buying the new version, which is less nice (with the new plastic material and not so vibrant colours) but its still eames..

  • Reply nathalie November 13, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Wow, Anna are those part of another great bargain ? are those the chairs you got with the sofa ? They are cool

  • Reply Anna at D16 November 14, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    K: I’m glad you didn’t buy the chair, but that’s nice that you thought of me when you saw it. 🙂 I need to email you…!

    Lee: I do feel lucky to own these chairs! I have 13 Eames shells in total now, and each one is special and unique. They are VERY common in the US, of course. For 35 years, every school, prison, and office was filled with them! The were the standard institutional chair until the mid-80’s here, so there are plenty of them available for not very much money (almost always under $100, unless it’s a very rare or early model). I don’t personally like the newer Vitra models, because to me the most beautiful thing about the chairs is the fiberglass. Modernica in the US still makes the chairs using the old Herman Miller molds and the same fiberglass material, but they are not licensed to use the Eames name. Still, I think they are producing a more authentic chair than Vitra. (Have you tried eBay? The chairs are very easy to ship overseas, as the legs are detachable and the whole thing can fit in a relatively small box.)

    Nathalie: The yellow chair was a lot more of a bargain than the blue one (not everything I buy is dirt cheap, sadly!), but no, these are not the Danish chairs from the sofa person. These are old Eames shell chairs, made right here in the US from the 1940’s – 80’s. Those Danes don’t have a lock on ALL the good furniture! 😀

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