Inspired for Less: Nakashima Straight Chair

Celebrating the Knoll design heritage, the Nakashima Straight Chair is a Modernist approach to the traditional Windsor chair. The Straight Chair features a natural, low-sheen finish and “live” wood grain patterns that epitomize Nakashima and his craft. The Straight chair is made from solid American Walnut and Hickory and feature the designer’s signature and KnollStudio logo on the underside. Constructed from solid American Walnut the Straight Chair features turned American Walnut legs and stretchers with contrasting Hickory spindles, the chair is finished with a clear low-sheen finish.

Nakashima Straight Chair by Knoll from Nestliving – $659.00 + free shipping

Modern Windsor Chair from West Elm – $159.00 + $31.00 shipping

The West Elm Version has clean, minimalist lines and a low profile design. This update to the classic spindled Windsor chair—whose versatile design has endured for more than 300 years. Made solid wood with black or white lacquered finish, this chair speaks to the original and Nakashima’s adaptation as well.

If love Straight Chair and the black stain or white lacquer finish work for your space, you can save about 73% by going with the Modern Windsor over the Nakashima Straight Chair!

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