I just got Restoration Hardware's new catalog in the mail today. Wow. Interesting in a weird way. Some things I love and are very unique and cutting edge. Others are just over the edge into the zone of "What were they thinking?" For this post I will stick to the design concept which I find bizarre. They are calling it "Deconstructed" "Meticulously handcrafted to reveal the old world artistry of its inner workings..." Really? It simply looks unfinished, partially upholstered and ready for the junk heap (where a crafty blogger will find it and turn it into something beautiful by painting and reupholstering!). So look at these pictures from the catalog and tell me what you think. Would you buy one of these for your house? Oh, and they cost between $1995- $2195!
My Grandfather would be so upset at the attempt to make these unfinished chairs into a design trend. He was a very talented and well respected furniture designer and maker during the first half of the 20th century. He even taught furniture restoration at the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Someday I will show you some of his work. Oh, and his chairs are beautifully upholstered!