Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Classic Cool: The Iron X Chair by William Haines

CLASSIC COOL: THE IRON X CHAIR BY WILLIAM HAINES -- We at Studio of Style just love to wax poetic about anything and everything that evokes the cool and sophisticated vibe of living in California -- and the X Chair takes the cake (and you can put a cherry on top of that too!).  Originally designed by Hollywood actor-turned-interior-and-furniture designer William Haines for award-winning movie mogul Mervyn Leroy (who discovered Clark Gable, Loretta Young and Lana Turner!) and his wife Kitty for their Bel Air, California sunroom lanai, this chair is fashioned from iron and shown here in a powder-coated white finish for outdoor use year-round in the glorious California climate. But it works just as fabulously indoors as well. And we love the raspberry Sarong texile from F. Schumacher shown here that gives this chair an exotic flair -- don't you agree? We suggest you visit the William Haines site and get to know all about this dramatically talented man who was so well-loved by the Hollywood crowd and the Nancy Reagan White House set too -- and everyone one in-between, because you never know when you'll be at some swell soiree in Hollywood and find yourself sitting on a Haines original piece and you can become the hit of the party with your insider info about Haines and his place in the California design spectrum. How cool would that be?
William Haines furniture:  http://www.williamhaines.com/