Initially when I first spotted Jason Segal sitting in his man cave in I Love You, Man I thought it was Finn Juhl’s Bwana Chair and Ottoman for France and Sons. Then I got a better look at the wood at the top of the chair and the ottoman and realized NOPE, it’s actually a design from the 1960′s out of Sweden. I’m partial to this version with the matching “posts” on the top of the chair as well as the ottoman vs the Bwana chair. Tishu Gallery has a gorgeous orange leather one (no ottoman) for $4750, Machine Age has one in the same wood as in I Love you, Man for $4900, and Tom Gibbs Studio has the steal for $2400. Since I don’t really know anything about this company I can’t say if this is a TRUE knock off. They both definitely have the baseball bat detail so I can’t tell you “who’s on first…” with that design.
I’m trying to avoid period films, but I love Ib Arberg’s Parrot chair so much that when I recently saw Michael Shannon sitting in it in The Runaways I figured oh well. I’ve found a few recently ranging from $3400 at Modern Way all the way on up to $7800 at John Salibello. I love this (sold) version in a Vintage Alexander Girard textile and this rattan version at Off The Wall Antiques is a smokin deal at only $1500!
So I had another post planned, but realized new shows are dropping like flies, so I better post about the new show I’m secretly watching. Whitney on NBC had one of my most favorite pieces of ALL TIME on the third episode Silent Treatment. I’m a sucker for vintage white molded fiberglass pieces and Don Harvey’s cast screen/room dividers are insanely gorgeous. Thomas Hayes Gallery sold the set shown above but Dual has a single screen available for $9800. Since these were produced in the 1960′s finding them might be a bit difficult.