Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SPIDER CHIC


I fell in love with this chair the moment I saw its stunning sinuous arms and legs.  The chair is a stylish re-edition of a distinctive chair designed in the 1930's by Frances Elkins.  With an eye for new and innovative takes on traditional forms, Ms. Elkins commissioned a Chicago furniture manufacturer to produce her unique interpretation of English Georgian style. Drawing on 18th century precedents, Ms. Elkins combined the classic Queen Anne knee and pad-foot, Tudor inspired stretchers, shepherd's crook arms and a Spanish influenced shield-back-together these classic forms loosely resembled a very chic spider, hence the name Spider Chair. Though Elkin frequently had her model upholstered in taupe or cognac colored leather, Mecox Garden's re-edition is in luscious asparagus green Italian cowhide with whitewashed maple and aged brass nail-head trim. That's one spider I wouldn't mind in my home!




7 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Love it! I want one in flax colored linen with a small leopard pillow on the seat. So beautiful, and I love the lines also.
Thank you for sharing.
Teresa

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So fantastic! I love the clean lines.

Style Attic said...

Great green color! Spider is running through my veins now too :)

Kathy said...

From all sides...this chair is a winner! Thanks for sharing..K

mydesignchic said...

The green cowhide is fabulous!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

That is a great looking chair!

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