Welcome to our newest series on Chairish, #FoundAndChairished! We’re constantly hearing from designers who’ve found incredible pieces on Chairish, and now we’re sharing some of their stories with you. Be on the lookout for new #FoundAndChairished stories here on the blog as well as on our Instagram account.

Founder and CEO of fashion brand Henning Lauren Chan was looking for an unusual piece for her home: a Great Dane statue for a pedestal in her apartment. She browsed the Chairish art category on the daily for just the right item for her space (a fun activity if we’ve ever heard one). After searching for awhile, she found her match, and this statue found a new home — after all, every dog has its day. Read on to learn more about Lauren’s search and find a new piece of art for your own home.

What Chairish item did you buy that you’d like to share a story about?

My life-sized Great Dane statue

In what room did you use it in? 

My living room

In a few words, how would you describe your interior design style? 

A bit pop-art and a bit mid-century in neutral colors

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? 

When we first moved into this apartment, I was surfing through new items in the art category daily — I wasn’t going to let anything slip by unnoticed!

Did you know where you’d put this piece in your home when you bought it, or did you figure you’d find the right spot? 

Yes! We have a built-in pedestal in the living room and I knew as soon as I saw the piece that it belonged there.

Why do you love shopping vintage? And how does sustainability factor into your choices of new products vs. vintage finds? 

I love shopping vintage because I can feel good about buying pieces that are sustainable, and it’s a treasure hunt! It’s the most fun, most ethical way to shop — win, win.

Are there any dream vintage or antique pieces you wish you could have? 

More dog statues!

October 1, 2021

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.