Another simple, surprising re-envisioning of an ordinary object by interior designer Andrée Putman: vintage garden chairs used forthrightly as dining chairs — indoors. They are comfortable and bouncy and have a similar, strangley modern feel as her modernized clawfoot tub.
If they’re well-made enough, we could imagine taking their new shine down a few notches using a super fine sanding sponge, the technique we use to tone down/rough up A LOT of new stuff.
We love Putnam’s thinking. WHY NOT use outdoor furniture indoors if it’s stylish and comfortable? She put it to wider commercial use by designing a furniture line called Inside Out for French patio furniture maker Fermob that is still sold today.
We been using a white zero-gravity reclining French beach chair in our space for years. It’s the perfect chair to nap or read in when we need a break from work.