Reinventing a Classic Chair
Curves and cane anchor a radical revision of the planter's chair
Traditionally, the planter’s chair has a woven seat that curls from seat to back on a smooth curve. The design typically is rather chunky, with flat. level arms and stock rear legs. In redesigning the chair for a client who wanted a more refined look, Christopher Solar used bent lamination to keep the parts light, with simple, continuous lines from back to matching ottoman. Solar fleshed out his design in SketchUp, made a mockup from MDF to test the comfort of the chair, and was soon on his way to building the version shown here.