Let’s talk about the BRNO chair, shall we?
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, this modern cantilver chair consists of a steel frame and upholstered seat and back. It comes in two varieties- tubular (left) and flat arm (right.) I scored two tubular chairs reproduced by Knoll Studio for quite a steal.
My first thought was to use them as side chairs in a living room.
But more often they are used as dining chairs. They work double time- delivering a streamlined look AND comfortable seating for your dining room.
I like it paired with a wood table.
I love how the pink upholstery is such a cheery surprise in this room, but not overly girly.
You also often see them with round tables….
James McInroe via dallas morning news
After deciding I favored a loveseat in my living room, my genius idea was to use my BRNO chairs as captains chairs in my dining room and pair them with complementing chairs.
How to best pair the chairs?
Go with my first love and hope the two metal frames would tie them together?
tolix chair and brno
- $245 per chair
EHH don’t think that’s working.
Go with a similar leg style and clean, modern seat?
tobias chair and brno
-$100 per chair
LIKE that the clear seat takes up minimal visual space
Go with a similar leg style and nod to mid century modern?
breuer chair and brno
- found set of 4 for $125
LIKE the price, but somehow the two styles seem to be competing…
Then, before I made any hasty decisions, I pulled my “Captains” chairs up to my table last night. What did I find? They felt too Low!! Like I was a little kid who needed a booster seat.
Am I the only one who thinks this? Is my table possibly too high? Doubt it. Are my chairs oddly too low? Don’t think so, they aren’t a wonky knock off.
Why don’t they feel right?
So now I might not use them at all. Which is a total bummer. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions for these BRNO chairs?? Or are they just destined for my basement