Tuesday, December 4, 2012

sneak peak

Parsons Chair (noun): a Parson chair is a traditional dining chair with an upright back and no arm supports. Its name comes from a French design school, The Parsons School of Design.  Originally intended to be dining chairs paired with a solid wood table (often a long, rectangular Parsons Table), the Parsons Chair has a padded seat and and back.  Because of their sleek and simple lines, Parsons Chairs are very versatile and can be used in many different styles of room and types of room (i.e. as desk chairs, side chairs, etc).

ICDC has been restoring a Parson's Chair and will soon reveal the finished product.  In the mean time, here's a look at the chair in its state of need:

Stay tuned for the finished product!

images from ICDC files.

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