Suspension of Belief

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Simply. Breathtaking.

When I saw this image in the most recent Anthropologie catalog, my heart skipped a beat and I had to catch my breath.  I can’t take my eyes off of it!  The suspension chair is impeccably designed and so aesthetically interesting.  At the same time, the piece is inviting and looks comfortable and relaxing.  I love that its form is a fork in the road – part hammock, part bridge and part sail.  

Its natural setting would be in an outdoor space, like a dock, deck or porch, but this amazing piece of furniture would look terrific as an accent chair in a family room, home office or even a bedroom.  I love its versatility – it would perfectly compliment traditional, modern, contemporary, coastal and bohemian decor.

The chair’s design (and name) reminds me of architechturally spectacular suspension bridges in two of my favorite cities – Savannah (Talmadge Bridge) and Richmond (Varina-Enon Bridge).

The gorgeous Talmadge Bridge spans the Savannah River and connects Georgia with South Carolina: 

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Similarly designed, the Varina-Enon Bridge crosses the James River east of Richmond, connecting the north and south banks.  

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If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, these bridges have received the highest honor!

 

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