Favourite Furniture Fridays: The Louis Chair

Lately I've been featuring alot of mid-century modern furniture, such as the Eames Lounge, the Tulip Table and Danish Teak Credenzas. Today, I'm switching focus to the classic and traditional Louis Chair. Literally named for Louis XV and Louis XVI, 18th Century French Kings, this chair definitely gives off a regal vibe. There are many different styles of the chair, attributable to differing King Louis. The most notable differences is the shape of the back. My personal favourite is the medallion (aka round) back. Absolutely stunning, but simple and understated enough to blend seamlessly with most decor styles.
via Layla Grace
via Samantha Pynn
^ Designer Samantha Pynn cleverly adds extra seating to this living room with a pair of Louis chairs in front of the glass doors. They are delicate enough to feel like they aren't a major view blocker, and light enough to move for easy access to the outdoor space.

 If these looks are a little bit too traditional for your taste, you can have the chair reupholstered in a trendy and contemporary fabric, like this zebra example:
via decorpad
 OR for an even more modern look, you could consider the Louis ghost chair.

The Louis ghost armchair was designed in 2002 by Philippe Starck for Kartell, and perfectly combines historic style and modern aesthetics. Plus, they're stackable, and now available in a variety of tints. Genious!

via decorpad

So which one do you prefer? The traditional? The modern? Neither? Or BOTH (like me)!?
Oh and a fair warning! If you get a ghost chair, it really does look like it vanishes sometimes. Kind of haunting, but in a good way.

Tiffany Leigh

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