Trend Spotting | The Dome Chair

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I have been ogling these chairs for the past 5 years now after discovering them plastered all over Kelly Wearstler's former studio on Kings Road. Every day upon arriving for my internship, I'd waltz right past her private office (swoon!), past the oh-so-glam kitchenette (bling!), and right upstairs to the all-white conference room where rows upon rows of current mood boards hid wall-to-wall shelving and mountains of sumptuous fabric swatches. Symmetrically positioned on opposite sides of the room were the inspirational images behind Viceroy Anguilla and the Tides South Beach, both gleaming with glamorous possibilities and the Queen Midas' golden touch. 


It was there that I met my first true love, Le Dome, and never once did I ever forget him. I swore one day *fists in the air* that he shall be mine, aspiring for a pair, but much pleased with the possibility of just one.


That time has finally come mes amies :D. After scouring the state for an antique reproduction (first gen. ones are insanely priced, retail ones are mass-produced thus no customization at all), I am delighted to report that JKID has prevailed! Persevering through months of tireless searches on Craigslist, Flea Markets and Sunday Swap Meets, Ebay has done it again and proved that time after time, it's gotta be the best online trading tool out there...for novices and professionals alike.


The best part about this acquisition? My nimble negotiation skee-los (thanks Ma for making me finagle my way through Phuoc Loc Tho in the 80's) got me not one, but two pairs of these Porter Gems for my client...and myself!! Yahoo!!!

Lincoln Steak House Americana
scanned via H&G mag

The Doheny Estate
above images via kwid

Room Service Balloon Chairs: Retail $2,295 each

Room Service Burlap Balloon Chairs: Retail $1395 each

Restoration Hardware's Porter Chair: Retail $1695-2295

Philippe Starck's version previously posted here and here


Picking up the pieces...not only a slave to fashion, but to furniture as well...ahhhh C'est ma vie...

The bf will be happy to know that now our Paris Flea Market trip (2 wks and counting!) will be reserved for scavenging second-hand couture instead of lugging around all 5ft h x 3ft w of these seated suckers. Can you imagine?...Le Dome direct from the motherland? So haute indeed...

Can't wait to show y'all the final reveal!!...Let the (re)designing begin :D

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4 comments

  1. I can't wait to really formally meet your first love le dome...some call thrown...kekeke! I can now envision some what of the possibilities of these chairs after today's post. Looking at em initally I just couldn't not get a sense of how they will be set up. That's why I don't try to design... That's all you babe! Before and After please! So exciting:)

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  2. elsabrina pierreOctober 21, 2010 3:28 PM

    danm i really like ur designs...they're asthetically pleasing to me i lyk how creative u r u should go bck to an HGTV contest to win girl i gt ur bck

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  3. Aw thx guys!! Yes, I don't think HGTV was quite ready for me ;D
    Thanks for stopping by! Will update with before and after pics very soon!

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  4. I too was dying to have one! The Foundary featured one over the summer for under $900. I just had to even though it was in burlap. I had a pillow seat cover and a large lumbar made out of this Donghia Suzani fabric. Darn pinterest! Haha.

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