Mon, 10 Oct 2005
Wanted: kitchen chairs
Our chairs in the kitchen are worn out and one of them even cracked (and I have fallen down from one :-). So we are looking for new chairs. We want something simple, with higher backboard, with a light finish (birch tree or something like that), and with darker and easy-to-clean padded seat.
Apparently, there are no such chairs available: Sconto has similar almost the model we want, but they do not offer it in different types of wood or with differently coloured seats. IKEA has a single model which can be immediately recognized as a typical IKEA product (unfinished details, overall design, you name it). And ASKO has extravagant models only.
I think I will try to visit some smaller shops, but it looks pretty hopeless overall. It is the same problem as we usually have when we decide to buy something nontrivial (be it a kitchen chair, lamp or whatever): the problem is that we know almost exactly what we want, so it is harder for manufacturers to match our expectations.
3 replies for this story:
Abraxis wrote: Jelinek
Try this: http://jelinekvm.cz/czech/katalog.php?menu=ohybany_nabytek&sekce=stoly_zidle I know that's not exactly what you're looking for, but I got their table & chair set at home (in dark blue) and it's absolutely superb. They're not cheap but you can be sure, that these products will last 10s of years.
Yenya wrote: Too round ...
These chairs are too round/twisted to match the rest of our kitchen. And the price - well, if I have to buy different chairs than exactly those I want, I would probably buy those from IKEA or Sconto at 35% of Jelinek's price. I would not hesitate to buy something different in 5 years or so then. But anyway - thanks for the tip!
http://www.ton.cz/cz/index.php Try TON, 186 chairs in catalogue