i just received a really beautiful book called chairs: a history, by florence de dampierre. i saw it featured in various magazines– elle decor, house & garden, etc… and had been wanting to check it out. i have an odd mix of chairs myself– some from my grandmother, some bought at flea markets, and some found on the street. i recently pulled six of the cutest vintage school chairs from a dumpster outside the school across the street from us! and i love mixing the different styles together. so this book is right up my alley… here are a couple photos of my favorites from the book. and more here on flickr.

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  1. oh boy i do love chairs! i’d love to see the old school chairs you found – i am quite taken with old school chairs.

    that show at giant robot sf is amazing, as well as the show at receiver gallery. i hope you get to see them!

  2. hi francesca~

    i’ll post a photo of the school chairs sometime! ohhh i can’t wait to see the Giant Robot show… my parents live right up the street from there… so it will probably be one of my first stops.

  3. Looks like a beautiful book! Especially that wooden sofa/couch/bench (??? don’t know the right word! English is not my first language…)