Monday, 19 January 2009

Dining room getting sorted



Last week we took possession of six dining chairs, two side chairs, an office desk and a dining room table. The table was the only thing to come from Ikea and miraculously it fitted into the Volvo, but only just (maybe Ikea designs large objects with Volvo space in mind?). The table cost £136, which is crazy cheap. (I hope the student tenants at our flat are enjoying using our Habitat extendable table which cost over £500.) The chairs were another matter. We didn't want to spend silly money on the chairs we actually liked. I wanted Konstantin Grcic's Myto chair and Rob was keen on the Habitat Palacco chair - either of these would've cost us hundreds.

We both agreed we liked Eames' Eiffel chair (below) and as luck would have it there's a slightly cheaper plastic re-issue doing the rounds. The fibreglass versions cost £205 from SCP but I found the plastic version on Mydeco for £146. Even better, Swivel had them for £79. But none of these places could compete with Dwell, who had them for £39 and honestly, I cannot tell the difference between what arrived from Dwell and the versions available in other shops. Anyway, at that price, even if they do fall to bits in a year or so, by then hopefully we can afford the Myto or Palacco versions...


2 comments:

Georgie said...

The chairs do look good - amazed you got them so cheap! I have seen the table in a friend's house with white chairs and it looks brilliant - it really lightens everything up.

Susan said...

That looks great! Spacify offers wide range of dining room tables