Chair Necessities

By The Editors
November 13, 2013 9:00 am

Nobody likes a middleman.

When it comes to buying goods, the last thing you want – Stealers Wheel – is to be stuck with clowns to the left, jokers to the right and you: stupidly helping both of them hit a target margin.

So when it comes to furniture, we suggest you do business with the middleman-killers at Waveland & Clark.

Peddling home furnishings inspired by Chicago’s streets and neighborhoods, W&C delivers handsome home habiliments straight from the factory floor.

Their look? Mid-century modern through and through. Clean lines. Light on frills. Picture the favored reading chair of your favorite college professor: swathed in tweed, pipe-to-tooth and foot-on-knee in brow-furrowed repose.

The highlights:

The Southport Rocking Chair, a Mad Men-esque, tufted leather rocker for the young gents of the Southport Corridor. 

The Foster, a stainless steel-based rattan chair that channels Andersonville’s Swedish shops and eateries.

And the Larrabee, a dashing desk-chair that speaks to the power of River North’s burgeoning tech startup scene. 

Plus: coffee tables that look like Grandpa’s luggage, top-grain leather sofas and an array of heirloom-worthy dining tables.

Pieces are delivered in 8-10 weeks, and if they don’t speak to you the way your neighborhood does, returns and exchanges are free.

The only thing you’ll be stuck in the middle of: your new favorite reading chair.

Nota bene: Waveland & Clark is offering $75 off purchases $499 and up for InsideHook readers. Enter ‘INSIDEHOOK75’ at checkout.

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