Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bonkers for Bentwood

Ever since reading TOM SCHEERER DECORATES by Mimi Read, I've been bitten by the Bentwood Bug!

I couldn't help but notice how often he incorporates bentwood chairs and accessories into his design schemes.

A few summers ago I picked up a couple of classic bentwood side chairs like these but with leather seats at a garage sale.

I figured they would be great around a small table in my son's "future apartment."

They had a masculine vibe that resonated with me.

But it wasn't until I took note of the judicious use of bentwood that Mr. Scheerer uses to punctuate his spaces that I really began to have a broader understanding of their impact in design.

That is what I love about good design and great designers like my new crush, Tom Scheerer.

And so, last week, with bentwood on the brain, I spied this wonderful vintage bentwood coat rack at my favorite salvage yard and snapped it up! 

I couldn't help feeling that Mr. Scheerer would be very proud of me!


Sarah said...

What a sweet find! We live with some bentwood here. Over the years, my husband has collected pieces of Thonet. As a single girl, my first big furniture purchase was a writing desk and a bentwood chair. I still have them! We are also crazy about antique bamboo furniture here at HFTS. Classics that are always in style in our mind. '-)
Thanks for sharing! ~ Sarah

Karena said...

Terri I absolutely love Tom's book and his mix of fine antiques with bamboo, wicker and bentwood!

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The enchanted home said...

I agree he is talented and a master at mixing styles...never have bentwood chairs looked so beautiful1

Mary Ann Pickett said...

What a great find with the coat rack! I will definitely let you know when we are back in the Bay Area! This was a quick trip.

cindy hattersley design said...

You have such a great eye! What a find!

art supplies said...

nice find!! impressive design!

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