Red leather chair—$925, Topnotch
Furniture & Design, Ketchum, 726-7797.
The artful chair
writer: Dana DuGan,
photographer: Kevin Syms, stylist: Jennifer Tuohy
Sit a spell. Take a load off. Pull up
a chair. Not just any chair. Rest awhile in a feat of engineering skill
combined with design mastery. More than any other piece of furniture,
the chair can expand on the wildest dreams of the designer. From Art
Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the chair
acts as a mirror of the stylistic consciousness of each era. The
following selection of chairs, all found in the Wood River Valley,
illustrates how inspiration can lead to unique discoveries. Some are
tastefully elegant, while others have their feet solidly on the ground.
Above all they are artful.
French walnut mutton-leg
dining chair, set of 4—$2,200, Lyman Drake Antiques and Imports,
Julia chair in red with matching tie-on cushion—$549 and $430
respectively, Jane’s Upstairs, Ketchum, 726-3474
Cocopa chair, recycled barn wood and hand-forged steel—$1,850, Art Quest
West, Ketchum, 727-9700.
Wagon wheel chair—$3,095, Topnotch Furniture & Design, Ketchum,
Solid teak scoop chair—$1,800, Great
American Log Furniture, Bellevue, 578-3555.
Axis deer and leather chair, with leather trim and old star
studs—$2,197, Tribes Interiors, Ketchum, 726-5003.
Hand-printed linen chair with coral
design (fabric available separately)—$1,695, Bellissimo, Ketchum,