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Sit with Us: The Bentwood & Mid Century Modern Chairs

A chairs function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. We’ve waxed poetic on our love for chairs before (hi, Mila Chair), as well as their ability to elevate the art of the room. So what is it about our newest additions that spark so much joy?

The Bentwood Chair

The Bentwood Chair is designed after the ambitious work of German inventor Michael Thonet’s iconic No.14, which was so revolutionary it won a gold medal at the 1867 Paris World’s Fair. There was, as the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier said, “Never a better and more elegant design and a more precisely crafted and practical item created.” After making the rounds to countless parties and homes, this chair is worth such a long sentiment.

The Mid Century Modern Chair

The same can be said of the Wishbone that influenced our Mid Century Modern Chair. The Danish modernism of globally recognized good design has had a huge impact on every era since its creation. The unapologetic simplicity is so pure, it could be easy to overlook its subtle effect–almost. The natural structure and curved shape gives a warmth few chairs can offer around the table.

Both the Bentwood and Mid Century Chair create an inviting atmosphere for friends and guests to feel welcome. Indeed, when they say the devil is in the details, don’t they just mean the truth? Because the truth is, guests enjoy a comfortable, beautiful chair, especially when it comes to longer seated events. For these reasons, our clients especially adore the Bentwood and Mid Century Modern (as beautifully documented in the images in this post). The styles still feel as relaxed and elegant as they are fresh and iconic.

Merging Craftsmanship + Style

If you follow pop culture or Vogue Weddings, perhaps you were as inspired as we were to see the mix of bentwood and wishbone chairs throughout the wedding ceremony and seated dinner reception of Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma. The idea being that the wedding design “felt like a hug” from beginning to end with a perfect grouping of these well-structured chairs. Even the Mindy Weiss designed Bieber wedding jumped onboard with the wishbone vibe. While there is a uniform elegance to the assortment of both styles, we love seeing them mixed creatively into a scene as they were in these weddings. So much so, we made sure to offer both natural and black cushions with our Mid Century Chairs to blend seamlessly with the Black Bentwood as well natural chairs. The inspiration for us always ultimately comes from our incredible clients and planners. How will you mix up these iconic styles for your next event?

Tablescapes We Love

Table 1: A corporate event that brings architectural elements and elevated design to inspire the experience.
Place Setting: NEW Terra Cotta Chargers, mixed black and white Coupe China, Cutipol GOA Blue + Gold Flatware, Pure Stemware
Chair: Midcentury Modern Chair with Natural Cushion
Vendors: Parie Designs, Peerless Events and Tents, Kortney Boyett Photography

Table 2: A minimalist design mixing the allure of ikebana, Bentwood chairs, and a modern Kim Seybert stunner.

Place Setting: Coupe Black China, Cutipol GOA White and Gold Flatware, Kim Seybert Helix Goblet
Chairs: Mid Century Chair with Natural Cushion
Vendors: Ashley Turner Photography, Cloud Creative Events, Root + Bloom Floral Design, Emerson Venue, La Tavola Linen

Table 3: The outside table dreams of our dreams with modern greens and black Bentwood chairs.
Place Setting: Green Goddess Charger, Coupe Linen China, Extreme Reidel Stemware
Chairs: Black Bentwood Chair
Vendors: Silver Lining Event Co, Ben Q Photography, R Love Floral, AVSD PRO, Jenna Thomas Beauty, Styling by Macey, Neiman Marcus Birdal, Lakeview Center, Lane Love Paper Co, Shannon Star Cakes

Table 4: A warm and welcoming palate with intentional and elegant simplicity.
Place Setting: Coupe Linen China, Uptown Flatware, Basic Stemless Wine Glass
Chair: Mid Century Chair with Natural Cushion
Vendors: Lindsey Brunk Wedding Planner + Stylist, Ben Q Photography, Slow Darling floral, Isadore_Augustine, Divine Atelier, Mason Delaney Makeup, Urban Firehouse

Table 5: An inviting space with plenty of room at the table.
Place Setting: Arte Italica Guiletta Dinner Plate, Coupe Black Salad Plate, Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Flatware, Gatsby Champagne Coupe
Chair: Black Bentwood Chair
Vendors: Roots Fort Worth Fort Worth, Query Events, Kate Pease Photography

Table 6: An Italian inspired anniversary dinner to celebrate fifty years of love.

Place Setting: Green Garden Charger, Chelsea Scalloped China, Blue + White China, Extreme Riedel Stemware, Lucca Matte Silver and Gold Flatware

Chair: Mid Century Modern with Natural Cushion

Vendors: Jackson Durham Events, La Tavola Linens, Tara Jones Calligraphy, Paradise Design Co, Diamond Affairs, Kiss Me for Eternity

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