Interior by Tom Sheerer
I admit I have a thing for chairs, especially timeless classics whether it be a classic modern or classic traditional, I have a list of personal favorites that includes both and regret that I can’t somehow own all of them (but I'm working on it!). I’ve always loved the lines of a windsor chair because the spindles and the graceful arc have such a graphic quality to them and they evoke a nostalgic sense of hand made craftsmanship. I love how their elegant lines compliment both traditional and contemporary spaces.
Modern Country model home by Toronto designer Yanic Simard
In case you haven’t noticed, windsor chairs are HOT right now - I’m seeing them everywhere. I would never categorize a windsor chair as trendy but like many classics from the past, they are definitely expieriencing a renewed appreciation from a new generation. I first took notice about two years ago when i was recommending some for a clients kitchen and noticed their popularity seems to have grown since then. Its hard to pick up a shelter mag lately without seeing them in a feature story or advertisement. Last week while I was out sourcing chairs for a client I spotted them again and again, in even the most modern of furniture showrooms.
I'm partial to these chairs in high contrast black because it emphasizes those great graphic lines (like in the photos above), especially in white spaces, but for clients I’ve often recommended them in a fresh colourful hue which makes them look like striking pieces of art.
The Salt chair available at Design Within Reach. $120