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Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullac
Photo by Coco of Cococozy
Indoor or outdoor Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullac, 2008. Produced by Vitra in Germany. Dyed polyamide. Display at last year’s Dwell on Design show. Price approx. $555. (above)

Last year while at the Dwell on Design show here in Los Angeles, I ran into these web like cone shaped outdoor chairs shown above. Thought they were interesting to look at and a much more stylish alternative to your everyday outdoor plastic chair. At the end of the show, Vitra was selling them at a discount because they had brought so many to display and for seating. I almost bought one or two…but didn’t (my problem…always missing good deals…or buying too high). Needless to say, was regretting that I didn’t buy when I saw these chairs all over the internet this year at a much more expensive price!!!

Anyhooooo…after getting over my regret, this year, I noticed a ton of chairs – both indoor and outdoor – with the same cone-like shape. Thought the round shallow funnel outline was interesting to look at (although have not tested the comfort level of any of this seating). A nice modern accent inside the home or out.

In the event this modern design appeals to you, there are a range of options…here they are in today’s CHEAP TO CHIC!

Antique wire chair from Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters – Loop Chair – $79 (An antique-style wire chair. Round design with a distressed, powder-coated finish. Twisted iron detail. Indoors or out. 26.5″w, 26.5″d, 29″h. Powder-coated iron alloy wire.)(above)

Igloo chair from cb2
cb2 – Igloo Chair – $149 (Handwoven heavy-gauge white wire rounds out a 1950s outdoor classic. Like a tilted satellite dish on a hairpin leg base. Rust-resistant white powdercoat finish. Handwoven heavy-gauge wire.)(above)

Philippe Starck designed chair for Kartell from yliving
yliving – Mr. Impossible – $440 (Philippe Starck designed chair for Kartell)(above)

Red Philippe Starck chair from hive
hive – Eros Fixed Base Chair – $485 (Design Philippe Starck, 2001. Polycarbonate, polished aluminum. Made in Italy by Kartell. 24″ w 27″ d 31″ h seat; 18″ h. Transparent colors: crystal, yellow, orange, light yellowish green and cobalt blue. Opaque colors: glossy white, glossy black and Kartell red.)(above)

I like the wire outdoor versions of this chairs in white…I think they could look great on a modern sleek deck or next to the infinitiy pool I do not have. Mr. Impossible is pretty cute too – maybe in a different color.

Would love to know what you think about cone shaped chairs. A wonderful accent or too modern for you? If you had to pick one, which one might you want around your house?

Hope you have a great Friday!


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  1. I’ll bet the cone design on all these chairs makes for a really comfortable seat….and so very stylish and fun. Thanks for sharing!

  2. a friend used to have a polycarbonate chair very much like the red starck one as her computer chair. oww.
    she’s moved it to another room and replaced it with a more ergonomic one. they all look nice, but i need more back and bum support!

  3. I love the whole Jayson and Garden website. The butterfly plate is beautiful. I can see a set of the insect plates hanging on the wall. Thanks for the great link to a beautiful site. Catherine

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