Design Within Reach Chairs (Under $400)

I'm nuts about and find from DWR of particular interest because I haven't seen them in every single design magazine out there (yet). And they are affordable (most shown are under $260 each, but all are under $400).

I'd gladly adopt all of them, although I have no clue where they'd fit in my tiny abode.

A little interesting factoid to share: Did you know that aside from the automobile, the chair is the most designed, studied, written about (ahem!), and celebrated artefact of the modern era? I pulled that straight from one of my favorite books, .

These are only $175 each and are available in crystal clear (shown), red (below), and white.


Here are the Marais AC chairs again. We just spotted these . Available in red or yellow at DWR for $188 each, or select the metal version for $198. Seeing them in yellow is exciting, I'd love to pair either the red or yellow chairs with a white or glass top dining table and the fabulous wallpaper from KWID shown below.

I know, don't remind me... The trellis is everywhere, but for good reason, it's crazy beautiful. I can't seem to shake it, and then last weekend I saw it in green while shipping helene m., a new clothing boutique, in Portsmouth, NH. It's jaw dropping in a retail setting, and they used it only on the back wall. The scale, the pattern, everything - mind blowing. Seeing it in a New Hampshire boutique gave me chills, New Englanders can be so conservative! But, after learning that the owner of helene m. is actually a New Yorker, I smiled. Explains everything. We need more wild and wacky transplants up here.

(images from dwr and domino)