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by Jennifer Tipton last modified Aug 24, 2007 11:47 AM
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opinions - modern chairs

Posted by Jennifer Tipton at May 31. 2006

We're shopping for dining chairs and counter stools.

Do any of you own the following? Or have you ever sat in one? We want comfort and durability - and we have four children. I love Phillipe Stark's ghost chairs, but a friend told me that the weren't very durable - that the legs often break.

These are the chairs we like, and most, if not all of them, can be found here: http://www.umodern.com

Venus Chair
Aero Swivel
Gliss Swivel
Bombo Chair
Panton Chair
Saarinen Tulip Chair

Thanks!
Jennifer

Re: opinions - modern chairs

Posted by Christine Ring at June 05. 2006

The Panton S chair is much more comfortable than it looks. I sit at one at my desk every day.

Re: opinions - modern chairs

Posted by Chuck at June 23. 2006

bombo chairs are Ok for short term sitting, in my opinion but they look nice. Panton Chairs are pretty comfortable. You really are into the plastic! Panton's won't break easily but if you drop a bombo on the floor it's probably going to crack.

Re: opinions - modern chairs

Posted by Lester Fong at June 24. 2006

With children, you'll probably need a robust design that's also 'child-friendly'. The Panton and the Tulip are comfortable. I don't think the Ghost Chair is a good idea as it'll suffer from hairline scatches and cracks with time.

You may also want to consider the flow of the dining space since the Panton is going to add 'bulk' with its strong, moulded shape.

Lester

Re: opinions - modern chairs

Posted by jakob clark at August 24. 2007

I'm usually not a fan of IKEA's chairs, but I like this new one. Plus it's named after me ;) I like that it swivels, has low arms, and has a seat cushion. I recently saw a whole little section on apartmenttherapy.com about plastic dining chairs. I picked this one as my favorite before knowing where it came from. Many others made positive comments on it as well.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90126038

Re: opinions - modern chairs

Posted by Jacqueline McArthur at August 24. 2007

My husband grew up in a house with Saarinen Tulip chairs & table.  They are wonderful and comfortable.  However they can be bulky to move around.

For our home, we chose Eames fiberglass chairs manufactured by Modernica.

http://www.modernica.net/

We have armchairs on chrom caster bases.  They are BEAUTIFUL.  I also have some vintage Eames chairs which I also love, but for my kitchen table I wanted modern casters and new fiberglass.

I have 3 active children and the chairs are holding up with no problems.  The kids do all the normal things; rolling the chairs around the house, spinning, raising them up and down.  They eat spaghetti and ice cream in them as well, and a quick wipe down has them cleaned up in no time.

But what I love best about them is how great they look and how comfortable they are.  I sit at that table to pay my bills, have chats with friends, and I even take those chairs out on the patio for relaxation time.

Give them a look, they come in some great colors with a variety of bases.  You can choose from side chairs or arm chairs.

Good luck!

Previously Jennifer Tipton wrote:



We're shopping for dining chairs and counter stools.

Do any of you own the following? Or have you ever sat in one? We want comfort and durability - and we have four children. I love Phillipe Stark's ghost chairs, but a friend told me that the weren't very durable - that the legs often break.

These are the chairs we like, and most, if not all of them, can be found here: http://www.umodern.com

Venus Chair
Aero Swivel
Gliss Swivel
Bombo Chair
Panton Chair
Saarinen Tulip Chair

Thanks!
Jennifer



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