I have been quietly obsessing over these marais chairs for some time now. Hubs is not a fan of having metal chairs in our dining room, but guess what, if he was a fan of everything in our house, it would be all earth tones and college team paraphernalia. Sometimes a wifey has to pull rank. That’s what marriage is about. Love you, honey!
From Sundance Catalog: “First manufactured in the mid-20th century, these varnished raw steel chairs were designed to withstand the wear-and-tear of bistro, bar and brasserie patrons while remaining ever-recherché. So we have no doubt they will weather many a holiday and household event with typical panache. Still handcrafted—with more than 100 steps to the process—in the Burgundy atelier where they originated.” Swoon!
Industry West carries them for only $145 a pop, in an array of colors. I think I’m going to go for these in Gunmetal.
Cost Plus World Market (is it just called World Market these days?) has a super affordable $99 version, but the arms stick out in such a way that you can’t push these under the table, which is sort of a waste of space, unless you have an abundance of space, in which case, I wish I lived in your house.
So, whose side are you on? Are these crazy impulsive and will they go out of style faster than harem pants? Or will they continue to stand the test of time, given that they’ve been around since the 30’s?