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    A clear chair?  Yep, that’s right.  Today’s blog is dedicated to a transparent chair, technically the Louis Ghost Chair, that has become a new classic!    It’s historically-inspired silhouette, unique name, revolutionary clarity, and the fact that it can hold it’s own anywhere, with anything have all contributed to it’s popularity.  Read on to find out why this chair is such a great piece for almost any room in the house!

     

    Louis Ghost Chair

    {the Ghost chair}

    -History-

    Introduced by the powerhouse French designer Phillipe Starck, the Ghost Chair (and it’s sister side chair, the Victoria), debuted over 10 years ago and they both have proven to have staying power.  The roots of the Ghost Chair go back to the Louis XVI chair, invented in the late 1700’s and featuring well-proportioned lines with slim, tapered legs and a round,  oval, or rectangular back.  These chairs of the Louis XVI are not overly detailed, unlike the previous Rococo era in France prior to their arrival.  The Ghost Chair is streamlined and proportional with a round back and actually made from injection-molded polycarbonate. Here’s an example of a traditional Louis XVI chair, courtesy of eBay:

     

    eBay Louis XvI Chair

     

     

    -Versatile Style-

    We love the Ghost chair for the many spaces it is capable of effortlessly enhancing, regardless of  lifestyles or living arrangements.  Take a look below – maybe you’ll be on the lookout for one or two of your own!

     

    Dining Room

    Dining chairs?  Yes! They haven’t met a table they don’t mix well with – Farmhouse to Tulip table, and everything in between.

    Katie Hackworth Design Ghost Chairs

    {polished + rustic}

     Katie Hackworth via The Rustic Modernist

    Luxe Home banquette with Ghost chairs

    {banquette with Ghost chairs}

    Banquette with Ghost Chairs via Luxe Home

    Bathroom

     Stack some fluffy towels for a functional display – steamy showers won’t be cut short!

    Ghost Chair bathroom

    {Victoria chair in bathroom}

    Terracotta Design Build via Houzz

     


    Playroom

    Easily wipe off those sticky fingerprints and spills from creative sessions in a kids playroom!

    Lou Lou Chair Kids Ghost Playroom

    Via Decorpad

     

    Living Room

    If your living area has a “dead zone” or just needs a little jolt of personality, add a Ghost chair with a throw pillow or small sheepskin!   So lightweight, it can easily be pulled up to the other seating area for accommodating conversation.

    Throw pillow Ghost Chair the Everygirl

    {throw pillow + Ghost chair pair}

    Via The Everygirl

     


    The Desk Space

    Whether it’s an office desk, kitchen work space, or even a nightstand doubling as a desk, the Ghost chair complements every time.

    Ghost chair night stand MyDomaine

     Via MyDomaine

    Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 11.25.02 PM

    Via Apartment Therapy

     

    -Versatile Functionality-

     Because of the lightweight material, Ghost chairs can be used outside and are stackable! A nice break from the clunky brown or gray metal foldable chairs we all know – or for a special occasion like the image below.  Another great appeal is that because they are transparent and compact, they are suitable for small spaces by keeping it visually open.

    Ghost Chair Garden Party

     

     

     

    -As Used by Kate Marker Interiors-

    This gorgeous eating area maximizes space with the banquette while the transparency of the chairs allows several details to stand out – the metallic lattice wallpaper, geometric throw pillows, and carved wood of the table.  There is much to admire without looking fussy.

    Willow Residence Kitchen Ghost Chairs

    {willow residence project}

    Ghost Chairs Banquette Willow Residence

    {willow residence}

     

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