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Not all chairs are created equal. As custom furniture becomes increasingly popular in D.C.’s restaurants and bars, some places are taking a more whimsical approach to their booths and barstools. Here are six one-of-a-kind seats in the area.
Lincoln Restaurant fashioned a white tufted booth to look like the 16th president’s chair at Lincoln Memorial.
The stools at whiskey bar Southern Efficiency are made of old tractor seats.
This “Louis XV Goes to Sparta” armchair from Spanish designer Cerruti Baleri in the lounge at Minibar may look like it’s made of marble, but the photo-realistic fabric cushions are actually super comfy.
Jaleo locations in D.C. and Bethesda both have functional foosball tables you can eat on. Some of the stools are made from Vespa scooter seats.
Founding Farmers in Tysons Corner has three circular “bedroom booths” framed by canopy curtains in the boudoir-inspired section of its dining room.
China Chilcano highlights the Japanese influence on Peru both through its menu and in its decor with this tatami table. No need to take off your shoes, as is customary in Japan.
For more about restaurant and bar furniture trends, read this week’s Y&H column. Also check out this week’s cover story for the best seats in music venues, sports stadiums, theaters, restaurants, and more.
Minibar photo by Ken Wyner, Founding Farmers photo via Founding Farmers, other photos by Jessica Sidman