The chair’s back is high gloss, hourglass-shaped walnut; seat and inside back are upholstered in leather. Nail head outlines the form. Shown in medium brown, high gloss finish. Ivory leather and brass nail head. Select from the many veneers, finished, leathers, fabrics and nail head to suit your design, or stay with the eye-catching neutral.
Ode to Thomas O Chair Story
The exquisite Ode to Thomas O Chair I plucked from page 166 of Thomas O’Brien’s American Modern book (Abrams, NY 2010). He based his version on a “set of 1930s French saddle-shaped gaming chairs.” It was the hourglass back that sold me. Anything with an hourglass shape, I love. Anything that conjures the human form––male or female, really––I love. Remember the line from the Jerry McGuire movie, “You had me at hello”? That’s me with page 166. I turned the page, and there they were. I had to have them. I’m pretty sure I looked like the smiley face, heart eyes emoji. I love the scale and proportions. They were for my showroom, so I wanted a low back so one could see beyond the chairs. But that shape…Oo la la.
As shown specifics:
23″ W x 25″ D x 33″ H
Seat Height 19″