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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Can someone explain this to me?


Has everyone received the new CB2 catalog? Can someone please explain what in the Hästens hell this is? 

Called the Piazza Gingham chair, I'm guessing it's the result of a CB2 merchandising meeting with a directive to capitalize on the brand's most popular pieces. The chair's shape is based on the low-slung sexiness that is the Piazza sofa:

Piazza sofa in Midnight Blue, $1299.

But the chair incarnation misses by a country mile. How is one supposed to sit on a chair that is 45 inches deep? A standard chair depth is around 34-38 inches, a luxurious sit is about 40-42 inches.


Perhaps it's a chaise meant for the vertically-challenged among us. Dumplings, what are your thoughts?

17 comments:

Leith said...

I was puzzling over that cover too. It's like a CB2 piece was mugged by Country Curtains.

An Urban Cottage said...

And that's just not a good gingham, either. I'm suddenly feeling like a little Pizza Hut.

Mrs BC said...

Goes it come with Magic Vision Goggles? Maybe it is that big because you might feel dizzy if you looked at it for too long and had a sudden need to fall down?

Mrs Woog said...

I would never let my farts permeate that upholstery. X

sherri said...

I was thinking the same thing when I saw that.

Margaret said...

If there weren't chairs like this, there would be no "FREE" Craigslist items, duh.

Raina Cox said...

Margaret - Comment of the Day.

Juliab said...

It's obviously been made for a children's playroom - it's perfect for the little poppets to jump around on, and it's gingham - what more could you want?!

Interior Design Musings said...

I saw it a couple of nights ago in bed and laughed out loud! You hit the nail on the head with the "country mile." Will not be sourcing this one for clients! M.

alison g. said...

Raina!!!
I haven't checked in for so long b/c I knew you had bowed out for a bit. I have, too, now to do a little refreshing, but I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see your classic commentary once again!

Best,
alison g.
MyLittleHappyPlace

industryportage said...

Hello!?!? Doesn't the rug explain it all? This is ART. It is NOT intended to be "functional", nor "beautiful", or "aesthetically pleasing" by "common", or "typical" or "normal" standards by people with a "good eye" or "taste", or even "self-respect". All this of course with tongue surgically implanted into cheek while using two handed, two-fingered "air quotes" a la Chris Farley. Thank you.

RJ

Kristin Gilbertson said...

and we haven't even mentioned those awful little spindle legs
epic fail

tenderleaf said...

spindle/bun feet make me deeply sad.

Alexis said...

You'd have to sit perched on top, criss-cross applesauce, as if you were in pre-school.

Would you ever consider having an "Ask Raina" feature? I am desperately in need of some sofa advice, and I bet that lots of other readers would love your counsel!

SHERRY HART said...

Crikey...forget the size...WTF is that fabric....not feeling it.

The Down East Dilettante said...

No, I cannot explain it to you. There is no logical explanation

sherri said...

Woah, not sure how I missed this before but the rug is equally hideous to the eye.