My recent post on Christian Lacroix's Paris pad, which is up for sale, was a hit with you all. Of course, who could argue with its gorgeous Parisian architecture? It was also chock-full of original art and a hodge-podge of one-of-a-kind furnishings. But Lacroix is also the proud owner of two gorgeous and readily available chairs that certainly caught my eye. To see where you can snatch up the green and purple chairs shown here, read more.
The avocado green chair is the Ribbon Chair by Pierre Paulin ($2,996-6,326), manufactured by Artifort. Designed in 1965, the chair won an American Institute of Architects award and is considered a modern classic. It's available in a range of fabrics and four lacquered base colors. Personally, I'm digging Lacroix's sharp green seat.
The dusk purple chair is also a Pierre Paulin design, the Oyster Chair ($2,690). Designed in 1960, it has managed to survive all trends, and was actually reintroduced in 1999 by Artifort, after manufacture ceased in 1979. Paulin once said, "A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful." I can see what he means, can't you? Now, if only I had Lacroix's theatrical style and copious amounts of cash . . .