bent.
by victoria comment

1/15/14

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Jenny Brandt.

i kind of think of bentwood bistro chairs as classic old friends that never really go out of style, they just get reinvented. they’re a bit like a pinstriped button-down shirt worn with a funky necklace — an unexpected conservative piece paired with something bold perfectly juxtaposing each other and together looking great. bistro, bentwood, or maybe you call them cafe chairs, have been around a long while — i picture them in every saloon in the wild wild west (cowboys liked to break them over each other’s heads — what a waste!). and thonet made this beauty, the Model No.18 chair around 1876, becoming the most popular design manufactured in the 19th century. now i see them mixed and matched around mid-century modern saarinen tables, farm tables or even used beside for books. whatever you call them, and whether they’re glossy black or painted in pretty pastels, i think they’re happily sticking around for good (just keep the cowboy’s away).

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Jenny Brandt for family living magazine via emma’s design blog.

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j. ingerstedt.

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hally’s, alexander waterworth interiors.

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est magazine.

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design*sponge.

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j. ingerstedt; thonet new zealand; and biografen.

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lovely life.

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j. ingerstedt.

12 responses to “bent.”

  1. So beautiful, I love this! My set of 6 bentwood chairs was my first serious furniture purchase for myself back in college. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement to hold onto them even as my style evolves!

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