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 week, we spoke with interior designer Kammi Reiss who got her hands on a pair of leather counter stools from the timeless Italian design house of Matteo Grassi. Kammi has had quite the career, first serving as the founding photo editor of Elle Décor U.S. before launching her own handbag line, and finally starting her own interior design firm. Throughout it all, she has continually honed in on her design aesthetic—an aesthetic that incorporates her Matteo Grassi seating perfectly. Read on to learn about her search and find a counter stool of your own right here on Chairish.
What Chairish item did you buy that you’d like to share a story about?
Matteo Grassi Sistina Italian leather counter stools
In what room did you use it in?
In a few words, how would you describe your interior design style?
I love excellent craftsmanship, welcoming environments, and designs that endure.
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 did a simple search for counter height stools. I love the option to search based on the dimensions and number in the set—it made it easy to find exactly what I was looking for!
Why do you love shopping vintage? And how does sustainability factor into your choices of new products vs. vintage finds?
I have always preferred vintage, especially for lighting and accessories. As of late, I have been using more vintage upholstered pieces for sustainability reasons. Plus, a well built piece can be reupholstered and take on a whole new life, so I’m never afraid of buying vintage that could use a little sprucing up.
Are there any dream vintage or antique pieces you wish you could have?
There is a gorgeous 1970s Asian Philip and Kelvin Laverne coffee table on Chairish that I would love to have. I don’t have a space for it so I’m hoping to find use for it in one of my projects. It’s oblong, which is unusual for their pieces, and I just love the materials and the beautifully executed Chinoiserie motifs.