Jen Stanbrook of interior design and lifestyle blog, Love Chic Living reviews one of Houseology's iconic bestsellers, the Eichholtz Key Largo Chair. From the beautiful upholstery to the glamorous detailing, the Key Largo is a dining chair with a difference and Jen takes an in depth look at every aspect of this fabulous furnishing...
"The Key Largo Chair in Black Cashmere is ideal as a stylish, luxury dining chair. Adding glamour and sophistication to any dining room, it really makes a design statement but there’s so much more to this chair and lots of other ways I can think of to use it in the home.
01.Delivery & assembly
Delivery was simple and straightforward; the chair arrived incredibly well packaged and protected, and needed no assembly - always a good thing. The box is much larger than the chair of course to allow for extra packaging so I needed to unbox it quickly to save on space.
02.Colour & Materials
I wanted to use the chair as an accent in the bedroom, or to accompany my dressing table and experimented with how it looked before making my final decision. I expected a much more velour style of fabric but in fact it has a more contemporary, felt-like feel and was more modern than I expected.
Whilst very dark and showing flecks of grey and white, the black cashmere fabric is elegant without being too stuffy. The wooden legs are a refined touch and give the chair a very robust, sturdy feel. The clean, classic design is offset by the curved seat back, and of course the real statement has to be the nickel studwork and stunning nickel ring. It would be a crime to sit this chair in the corner of a room and never look at this detailing.
It’s the nickel ring situated near the top of the chair back that really caught my attention. It feels heavy and solid, similar to a door knocker and features the Eichholtz name too. It manages to offer a reflection into the room, making it almost sparkle in the light; a wonderful contrast to the sultry hue of the fabric.
04.Value for money
The craftsmanship is excellent and the chair feels incredibly well made, strong and tough whilst retaining its glamorous, decadent appearance. The design, detailing and longevity of this chair offer great value for money; a real investment for your dining space or your bedroom.
In terms of comfort, the Key Largo is ergonomically designed to fit your back beautifully, offering support and comfort in equal measures. The seat is soft and sumptuous, giving a bouncy sitting experience, yet still manages to retain its shape and form. You won’t worry about a long dinner party, or time spent doing your face in the mornings!
Black furniture and home accessories always need special care and attention in order to keep them looking their best. Lightly brushing the chair retains its look, and an occasional spot clean will maintain its stunning appearance.
The overall appeal of this chair has to be the simple, yet classic shape coupled with the on-trend studs and stylish ring. It manages to be understated yet packs a real design punch. Whether you go for a complete set for your dining space, or treat yourself to a single piece at your dressing table, you won’t be disappointed."