A reinterpretation of 1950s-style outdoor furniture, the Vari chair and foot stool from Henry Hall Designs are made of weather-resistant AISI 316 electropolished stainless steel, wrapped in black, white, red, blue, or green cord. The chair measures 46-1/2" wide by 35-1/2" deep by 28-3/4" tall and weighs 40 pounds. The stool is 46-1/2" wide by 32-1/2" deep by 21-1/2" tall and weighs 261/2 pounds. The chair can be speced with a 1" knife-edge seat cushion only or with a 1" knife-edge seat and back cushion, and the stool can also be made with a cushion. The set was designed by Hector Esrawe. henryhalldesigns.com
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