Monday, July 9, 2007

makes me feel all loopy

i think i'm rather a traditionalist, at heart. traditional with a bit of p&v thrown in for good measure. this may be why i see this pimped out, francis elkins 'loop' chair and a winsome grin falls over my face. i love this chair in any form. but this , super groovy take on the classic version? knocks my socks off. i've always seen this chair as feminine, spunky and youthful. sort of the audrey hepburn, 'roman holiday' of chairs. and now, the orange lacquer and cowhide just turned it into 'rhoda morgenstern' for me (which is a good thing)-- young, free thinking, sassy and uniquely beautiful. a little morsel that i just learned about this chair: "although Ms. Elkins frequently used these whimisical chairs in her projects, there is no documentation or proof that she designed them herself. As a matter of fact, they can be found regularly in the sets of many MGM films of the forties" the orange lacquer piece can be found at dragonetteltd.com and i thank peakofchic for generously contributing her photo (which i didn't get the go ahead on first)

8 comments:

BonjourBruxelles said...

godluv you for the rhoda glossy...and making a very concise connection between personality and furniture.

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Love the colorful take on the Francis Elkins chairs

The Peak of Chic said...

Great chair! I always liked Rhoda, but I'm more of a Mary person myself ;)

beachbungalow8 said...

i feel the same way, peak of chic, i've always loved mary. felt more akin to her. rhoda, was like the intimidating, cool older sister. sort of that scary cool.

katiedid said...

LOVE that chair, and the orange version is FAB!

style court said...

This is great Megan. Now I need to get out the books and re-visit the Elkins chair design issue.

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, that chair is knock out!!! Great post :)

cassandra said...

wow - i NEVER would have imagined the cowhide and orange combo on that chair. i think i would love it even more in a zebra or giraffe print. good find!

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