Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Classic and its followers

The French Louis chairs have a beautiful and classic style that is often emulated, for good reason. These chairs below are 19th century French Louis XV gilt armchairs with particularly elegant design and form. Available at the Ainsworth-Noah Gallery in Atlanta. Pair valued at $18,000.00.

And those that follow:

From Italy, available at DecorativeCrafts.com

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture offers this transitional version.

Hot French designer Phillipe Starck has a fun take on this classic chair style called the "Louis Ghost". Available at Design Within Reach and other retailers that cater to modern tastes.

In 2003, Phillipe Starck created an aluminum version of this chair called "Kong" for a Chinese restaurant. Made by Emeco. www.emeco.net. Also available at PastPresentFuture.com.