Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cushions for ghost chairs?

Several years ago, my husband and I agreed to a big splurge: a set of 4 Ghost Chairs, in white, for our tiny Brooklyn dining room.  In our current house, we had the space (and the need) to seat more than our little family of four, and it was more economical in terms of both space and money to buy a vintage set of eames shell chairs than to double our Ghost collection.  Now one of the Ghosts is in the living room, one is at my desk (sitting in it right now), and I always figured the girls would each eventually get one as a desk chair.

But guess what?  Taken away from the dining table, they are not the most comfortable things on this earth.  Especially if you sit at your desk quite a lot. But funds are too low to buy a matching orange shell armchair with office base (and Modernica is out of stock anyway.)  

So I was interested to spot this cushioned version on SF Girl By Bay (via House to Home.)

When I went looking for a higher res version on the House to Home website, I was surprised to find that the Brits have, apparently, embraced the cushioned Ghost chair.

Bedroom with pink accents | Bedroom design idea | Floral bedlinen | Image | Housetohome

Modern meets traditional dining room | Dining rooms | Image | Housetohome

Dining room | dining room ideas | image
[all images House to Home]

Not sure.  I'm probably too uptight to go for the last look--looks like down inserts without covers (though I suppose with those windows and that paneling you could get away with just about anything), but maybe the first, really tailored version?

What say you?


  1. I am a huge fan of these chairs so I think you're very lucky to own 4. I would have said no to the question until I saw the images but I think with the exception of the last photo they are all gorgeous and great options to transform it into a more comfy chair.

  2. You may not be this crazy/modern but I think a snakeskin print or tiger print would be amazing on ghost chairs!
    -e (modern24seven)

  3. Seems counterintuitive. But I guess there's no point in sitting in uncomfortable chairs.

  4. I love the first one. do you happen to have the size for the cushion?

    1. Hi May, aren't those great? I assume they were custom, and that a template was made from the chairs.



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