Jan 6, 2009

Ghost vs. Vapor Chair

I have been lusting after the Ghost chair for as long as I can remember...I know, I am still going on about the Ghost chair! But it really is the perfect piece of furniture when you don't want to add a ton of color or pattern to a room and also comes in handy when you need to create the illusion of more space (but need a lot of chairs!) I love to use them as dining chairs, desk chairs, or even vanity chairs! They are great juxtaposed against a heavier element like a wood table or even a mirrored piece.

CB2 just came out with their version of the Ghost chair called the Vapor chair. Acrylic with a steel frame, this chair is listed at $179...



compared to the Louis Ghost Armchair's $410.


Or even the Victoria Ghost Side Chair- at $330



Do you think they are comparable? Would you spend the extra few hundred to invest in a classic ghost chair from DWR or be a recessionista and go with the less expensive CB2 version?

10 comments:

Colour Me Happy said...

I think it depends on where, the first one I installed for a clients bathroom vanity. The Ghost chair is a classic though, I would spend the extra money in a dining or living room, definitely.

Juxtaposition Design said...

Tough decision. I think I might have to go with the classic, it just has that extra detail and umph, I wouldn't be able to resist. Although, the vapor chair is definitely a good option!

Anonymous said...

I would definitely spend the money on the real deal. You will have it forever and pass it on to your children one day. It will only increase in value. And you can probably get a designer discount wherever you buy it to help ease the burn on your pocketbook.

Julia B. Edelmann/Buckingham Interiors + Design said...

Definitely Ghost!!!

Anonymous said...

go to ebay...i have two from there. they ship from germany pretty fast and are the REAL deal.

Bromeliad said...

The CB2 chair is cool but definitely a different style than the Ghost chair. (More like a less expensive La Marie chair.) FYI, there is a baby version of the Ghost chair for $137.

Lunascene said...

...depends on the space, of course-- the Ghost is classic and trad-- I like the squared-off back of the Vapor, though...

Pink Wallpaper said...

i just don't think it gets any better than the classic ghost chair...better start a piggy bank :)

Anonymous said...

Just to give you a different perspective, I saw a beautiful lucite chair with printed motif in Suzan Fellman's showroom in Los Angeles. You can also see some of her lucite furniture designs on Fyndes.

http://www.fyndes.com/index.php/p/300/Lucite%20Orphee%20Chair

Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors said...

Thanks for everyones input! Seems the ghost chair won most votes- I agree, it's a classic, you can have it forever because it never goes out of style...one day i WILL get a ghost chair! :)