Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I received a Jonathan Adler email today introducing the Phillipe Chair. At first glance I kind of dug it, but something is a little bit off. I'm not sure if this draws my interest or repels it. I love the lines of the legs and the fabric part, but those arms seem like they should have an airplane tray table and ashtray inside them. I like the contrast of the olive leather and the flax tweed upholstery, and as Adler says, it is rather "Don Draper-esque," and I agree with him in his disdain for "grotesquely over-scaled chairs," but I think I'd like it if it were a little less clubby and a little more Scandanavian. For $1495, I'd rather pick up a few Ole Wanscher chairs at City Issue:
or this Milo Baughman on eBay:
What do you think of it? Love/Hate/Indifferent?