Three Throwback Seats Get a Second Chance
This trio of sinuous seats has roots in the past.
Designers: Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau
for Gebrüder T 1819
Product: 214 Two-Tone
Standout: Studio Besau Marguerre applies a subtle two-tone stain to the ash frame of Michael Thonet’s 1859 bentwood-and-cane classic, further emphasizing the chair’s minimalist construction.
Designer: Nicole Hollis
for for McGuire
Standout: The Nicolehollis principal puts her spin on the iconic peacock chair from the 1970s by staining the rattan frame in her signature black in a matte finish and naming it after the Yezidi sect’s Melek Taus angel.
Designer: Gabriel Abraham
of Atelier de Troupe
Standout: Founder and artistic director of the Insta-hot brand blends a circuitous polished-chrome frame with a leather sling for an art deco–revival chair that’s handmade today in Los Angeles.