Welcome to #FoundAndChairished, our weekly series where we talk to designers about an incredible piece they found on Chairish. Be on the lookout for new #FoundAndChairished stories here on the blog as well as on our Instagram account.
This time around, we’re profiling Christine Lin, founder of Bay Area design firm Form + Field, who came across a beloved classic on Chairish—the LC1 Sling Chair designed by iconic Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. Streamlined and elemental, the chair fit perfectly with Lin’s sleek, modern, and clean design aesthetic. Read on to learn more about her search and find a chair of your own right here on Chairish.
What Chairish item did you buy that you’d like to share a story about?
A LC1 Sling Chair by Le Corbusier
In what room did you use it in?
In a few words, how would you describe your interior design style?
How did you find the item you bought on Chairish, and what made you choose it? Did you have a specific search or were you just browsing?
I bought the chair before I changed careers into interior design about five or six years ago. Back then, I was working on a personal surf house renovation and furnishings project and was constantly browsing for vintage furniture. I always loved the design of Le Corbusier’s LC1 chair, and I came upon a listing that was local! It’s a reproduction from Design Within Reach from the early 2000s and was only $300. So, I drove to pick it up myself and it’s the perfect size—so comfortable for someone petite like me.
Why do you love shopping vintage? And how does sustainability factor into your choices of new products vs. vintage finds?
Vintage products have more character and soul, and you can often find higher quality furniture at a lower or equal price to new furniture. Sustainability is a huge factor—there is so much great stuff out there that’s already been made. It’s a shame to waste it.
Are there any dream vintage or antique pieces you wish you could have?
I love the T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Colosseum Cabinet.