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:
Similarly designed, the Varina-Enon Bridge crosses the James River east of Richmond, connecting the north and south banks.
If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, these bridges have received the highest honor!