Julie and Margot recently attended a benefit dinner at Wave Hill, a public garden and under-the-radar treasure in the Bronx. The next day, Julie didn’t report back about the beautiful plantings or the breathtaking views of the Hudson River; rather, ever the design geek, she waxed poetic about the garden chairs she saw there. (See her Intagram post about them here.)
Turns out, the Wave Hill chairs have been bewitching visitors for decades. They were designed in the 1960s by landscape designer Lester Collins, who based the chair on a 1918 design by architect Gerrit Rietveld; Collins later allowed Wave Hill to make his version of the chair for use in their public garden.
Good news for Julie and others who can’t stop thinking about them: Wave Hill sells DIY plans for the chair.
For more on garden chairs, see:
- High/Low: Westport Chairs (The OG Adirondack Chairs)
- 10 Easy Pieces: Folding Patio Chairs
- 10 Easy Pieces: Sage Green Outdoor Chairs for the Parisian Garden