One of the top design legends of New York City is Bunny Williams. She opened her interior design company in 1988, after over 20 years of working for the decorating studio Parish-Hadley Associates, one of the Hallmark Studios of North-American Design.
Since launching her solo career, Bunny has also launched a collection of furniture and accessories known as Bunny Williams Home (including side tables, lamps, chairs, case pieces, upholstery, mirrors, coffee and drinks tables). Today we’ll highlight the best of her chair collection!
A regal bobbin-style chair with delicately sloped arms, distinctive turning and a bottom stretcher all finished in a handsome ebony. Spaced nailhead trim completes the look – a commanding style that makes a bold statement when used as a pair in your library or hallway.
This handsome chair is inspired by the Swedish Grace period when classical details were combined with streamlined forms. Easily used as a side or desk chair as well as for at a dining table. Squab-style cushion. Medium mahogany finish with ebonized paw feet and collars on front legs.
Inspired by the famous Jean-Henri Jansen, a designer known for his exceptional taste and for his work renovating and redecorating the White House, the Azure chair and matching ottoman brings traditional ornate flourishes into current times. Our modern chair boasts rolled arms, carved twisted legs and a stylish French nailhead trim. Perfect to tuck into a peaceful bedroom corner.
The Charlie armchair, originally a gift to Bunny from the legendary designer Albert Hadley, was perfect then and remains perfect now, so we reproduced it with exacting detail.
Crafted from solid maple, it features scrolled arms and thick turned legs. The high back and low seat offer extra that sink-in comfort you expect from a living room staple.
The tall back of our Swedish, mid-century inspired wing chair will carry your eye upwards in a room – enhancing an already airy space, or creating that space in a smaller room. Its slightly curved, perfectly pitched back and comfortable arm will welcome you into the generous seat – you may never want to get up! A tip from Bunny: pair this chair with others that are more traditional in style for a truly timeless mix.
The wingback chair was originally designed for a 1700s home – the wings would shield the sitter from roaring hot fires as well as frosty drafts. Our version is loyal this watchful tradition – featuring a button-tufted back and loose seat cushion with one exception: the unexpected design detail of a traditional Windsor leg. Ideal to curl up in with a book and a steaming cup of tea.
One moment in this chair and you’ll disappear into its embrace, thanks to the thoughtfully curved barrel-shaped hardwood frame. The tufted linen upholstery is both soft and supportive; the legs, available in three finish options, are expertly crafted and create wonderful contrast to the plushness that sits atop them.
Bunny believes that every room should showcase a mix of upholstery with legs and with skirts to add texture and interest. So we’ve transformed our popular T42 Chair with an elegant skirt. As with our T42 Chair, you’ll find it hard to resist its soft embrace, thanks to the curved barrel-shaped hardwood frame. The tufted linen upholstery is both soft and supportive.
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