1. West Elm | Beckett Leather Club Chair $899
2. 1st Dibs | Sigurd Ressell Falcon Chairs (set of 3) $2,726
3. Art Objectified | The Golden Section Chair $4,600
4. Crate & Barrel | Cavett Leather Chair $1,299
5. CB2 | 1938 Tobacco Leather Butterfly Chair $399
6. One Kings Lane | Markus Leather Accent Chair $1,849
7. West Elm | Metal Frame Leather Chair $1,299
8. West Elm | Sculpted Metal + Leather Bowl Chair $1,599
9. One Kings Lane | Roma Leather Chair $1,499
10. One Kings Lane | Bevin Leather Accent Chair $2,699
11. Knoll | Wassily Chair $2,425
12. One Kings Lane | Salerno Leather Dining Chair $599
"We’re making antiques for the future—I love the idea of premeditating what people are going to find in a flea market in 40 years. We have this anxiety that there’s nothing new being made that’s going to survive….."
I usually try and round-up more budget friendly options here on the blog so sometimes my respect for high-quality furniture doesn't translate here.
The reality is you should always invest in the best quality you can afford. As Miles Redd said, "Buy the best, and you will only cry once." There's a reason Craigslist is full of hundreds of Ikea listings. Most people don't pass Ikea down to their kids.
And I love Ikea!
So here are a dozen chairs that are with investing in (and one or two less expensive options). Buy them now, or tuck them away in your brain for your next thrift store jaunt. You'll be surprised at what you can turn up!
One of my favorite ways to score quality furniture on a budget is at thrift stores. I've been able to do this for myself and clients! It takes a bit more grunt work and patience, but there is no shame in antique game. They're available because they're such great quality.
For example, there is a Wassily look-alike available right now at Housing Works (one of my go-to shopping destinations) for $200. Is it the real deal? I don't know, but it's $1,200 less than the original.