COT­TAGE FUR­NI­TURE BA­SICS: CAM­PAIGN CHAIRS

It’s been around for ages, but its sim­ple and mod­ern de­sign still makes the cam­paign chair perfect for any room in the house.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - BY ROBERT HECKERT

Tried and true, its sim­ple de­sign makes the cam­paign chair perfect for any room in the house.

Since the time of colo­nial Amer­ica, cam­paign chairs have been adored for their com­pact size and sim­ple de­sign.

Bri­tish fam­i­lies used them as they trav­eled far dis­tances and made a home in the New World. These pieces needed to pair rich de­signs with util­i­tar­ian pur­poses, which brought about an in­fi­nite va­ri­ety of in­no­va­tion that is still present to­day.

Mod­ern-day cam­paign chairs are light and eas­ily taken apart, re­ly­ing on a hand­ful of ma­te­ri­als. Some seats are cre­ated with only a few pieces of wood and a sin­gle piece of leather, while oth­ers use can­vas or even twine. While these chairs aren’t com­plex, their va­ri­ety is end­less.

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2. Vir­ginia leather cam­paign chair, $1,200. (800) 737-0168 or moore­andg­iles.com.

3. Suzanne Kasler cam­paign chair, $299. (800) 536-7551 or bal­lard­de­signs.com.

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1 1. Cam­paign fold­ing chair, $297. Visit houzz.com.

4. Re­dondo di­rec­tor’s chair, $1,298. Visit pale­cek.com.

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