In the past I’ve described my style as “Scarface but with less cocaine”. I watched the entire movie and just fixated on the interior design and incredible sets!
I just have a soft spot for 80’s lucite and tiger print, I guess.
Which is why, when I saw a Craigslist posting for a “Scarface chair”, I was all over it. Like some thing that is all over another thing. [Insert your simile of choice here.]
After emailing to secure the chair, I did a little Google research to see what exactly it was that I was lusting to acquire – a vintage acrylic/lucite chair by Robert Van Horn.
Unfortunately, the rabbit trail ends there, but I’m still trying to learn more about “Van Horn Plastics” located in Des Moines, Iowa…
Meanwhile, I’m busy admiring this super sweet mod design!
The floral cushion isn’t original to the chair, but I so love the sellers for it – it perfectly compliments the whimsy and playfulness of the curvaceous ribbon design!
Gosh, it’s shiny like candy and I love it and want to eat it. Also, I feel like an evil genius when I’m seated within its embrace, tapping my nails on the arms of the chair, plotting the overthrow of civilization… you know, the usual.
I thought this vignette was too pretty not to capture and share! (See American of Martinsville dresser details here.)
Julia Konya says
What an awesome chair!
Thanks Julia! It's my newest favorite 🙂
Marie H. says
WHOA! That chair is soo cool! What a great find! You are the queen of furniture hunting 🙂
Thanks Marie 🙂
Momma Lisa says
Van Horn Plastics is a TINY little shop in Des Moines. Once in the late 80's my mother bought "scraps" of plastic from them for a cutting board project we did as campfire girls. Scraps being around 8 1/2 by 11 inches and ranging from colored to clear. I'm not sure what all they fabricate, but I grew up in Des Moines & I've never heard of or seen other furniture from them.
Thank you so much for sharing! I love learning more about these things. I guess it really was a kind of rare piece then!
If you visit Regal Plastics in Clive, they still have one of these acrylic ribbon chairs in their lobby. It has been there for at least 35 years, going back to when it was Van Horn Plastics.