August 13, 2007

Chaise Luxembourg

For Parisians, this simple little chair is a reminder of hours wiled away in the lovely Jardins de Luxembourg, as it is an exact replica of the vintage chairs provided there for the public. The Chaise Luxembourg is part of a collection from designer Frederic Sofia, who infused the French '20s aesthetic into his interpretation of "archetypal" public benches and chairs.

Marie Claire Maisons describes it as a "cult icon of patrimony," and Made in Design calls it "mythic." I'd like to see this national symbol brighten my kitchen or work space. The first photo is from French outdoor furniture company, Sabz, where you can order one; Made in Design also has it in 12 different colors.