We’ve seen the classic chiavari chairs in practically every upscale wedding imaginable. And who’s to blame? Chiavari chairs are beautiful, classic and timeless. They’ve become a staple at weddings and events all over the world ever since they were first designed in 1807 by Italian craftsman, Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi (just a bit of trivia for all you history buffs out there).
Chiavari chairs are certainly beautiful.
Are they elegant? Yes, definitely.
Modern? Ummm, not so much.
Enter Phillippe Starck, the genius behind the Louis Ghost Chair. We had previously spotted Ghost Chairs in many high-end, modern home design magazines. But only recently have we started seeing them in modern parties and events. We absolutely LOVE the way Ghost Chairs subtly blend in with its surrounding decor, allowing other party pieces to take center stage. But once guests sit down on what looks like total thin air, the Ghost Chairs suddenly catch everyone’s attention.
Planning a children’s party? No sweat! Resource One rents kid-sized ghost chairs, along with their their adult-sized counterparts.
If you’re looking at finding a few of these gorgeous Ghost Chairs a new home (at your home!), check out Design Within Reach.