Modern Furniture Focus: Chairs
These eight modern chairs offer a contemporary spin on an age-old piece of furniture.
This simple wood chair is made from sustainably harvested maple from New York and Pennsylvania. It's stackable and available either unfinished, covered in clear lacquer, or a (more pricey) brightly colored lacquer.
The proportions are lovely, and we like that it's made in the U.S.A., but frankly this chair seems way expensive for what it is.
Settling in to Valdemar with a paperback in your hand is like retreating into your own little book nook. The oversized arms act as mini-room-dividers that make it a breeze to get comfy and rest your head and shoulders to either side, while the near-seamless upholstery covers the entire frame—legs included—which gives the piece an easy-on-the-eyes uniformity.