ISSUE 19  |  Outdoors In

Bring Outdoor Style Inside: The Rod + Weave Chair by Eric Trine

May 13, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Erin Boyle

We recently spotted these woven leather chairs made by Long Beach, California designer, Eric Trine. While their simple, laid-back beach vibe reminds us of spending a day outside lounging, we think they look sophisticated enough to belong inside too.

Available in a range of custom frame and seat options, each chair is made to order by Trine, who graduated with a BFA in fine arts in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Biola University in 2007 and an MFA in Applied Craft and Design via Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2013. That same year, he was named to Sight Unseen’s American Design Hot List: “a totally unscientific, unapologetically subjective portfolio of the 25 emerging and semi-emerging furniture and product designers we think you should know now.”

Suffice to say, we’re glad to be acquainted–with Eric Trine and with his Rod + Weave Chair, especially.

Above: A custom Rod + Weave with an ombré leather seat and back, white power coated steel frame, and wooden arm rests.

Above: The classic  Rod + Weave Chairs with Powder-Coated Steel Frame is made with a natural vegetable oil tanned leather woven seat and back and a powder coated steel frame that comes in either white or black; $1,200.

Above: Each chair is made to order by Eric and can be shipped or made available for local pickup in from six to eight weeks. 

Above: For a slightly elevated look, the Rod + Weave Chair with Copper Frame has a subtle elegance. The steel hex rod frame is copper plated and available for $1,950.

Above: A cheerful rainbow-colored version with white powder-coated steel frame was custom-made for Poketo in 2012.

Above: Another custom option; a mint-colored powder coated steel frame was designed for the East, Meet West exhibition in 2013. New versions of the chair will be on display at the Sight Unseen OFFSITE during New York Design week, May 16-20.

For another elegant redesign of a classic shape, see The Adirondack Chair Reimagined and browse all of our Furniture posts. On Remodelista, get lost in our archive of Beach Style posts.