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Era Chair

Era chair by Michael Thonet for the TON Factory

Pros
This is the iconic bentwood chair, evoking romantic visions of Paris sidewalk cafes. It comes in classic brown, white, and black, as well as a gutsier fire-engine red. It’s easy to tote and super-lightweight—–it’s fewer than eight pounds!

Cons
From a distance, Era looks great, but upon closer inspection, some of the details feel a bit crude, namely a flimsy-feeling seat with a ridge along the edge and exposed screw heads. Did value-engineering price out wood plugs?

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