There is something about imminent homeless-ness (perhaps a smig of an exaggeration) which make me want and lust after very permanent home things. Last time we were in the ‘in between homes’ stage and were camping out in our friends very small spare room, we ended up buying an eight person dinner service complete with serving dishes and platters which we carried around in the boot of the car very carefully for six weeks.
This time I am craving these amazing Tolix chairs. Designed by Xavier Pauchard (1880-1948) who was a pioneer of galvanisation in France just after World War I. It has become something of a chair icon, they are famed for their sturdiness, and easy of maintenance.