Few pieces of furniture scream summer quite as loud as this one. ASH NYC’s Pillow Chair arrived on Memorial Day weekend in fitting bold stripes of blue, red, yellow, or green. At a glance, it looks a little like a folded-up sun-lounger cushion, but up close it’s a beautifully crafted sculptural seat that’s guaranteed to infuse 1960s Italian Riviera vibes into your home. Who wouldn’t want that?
We first spotted the chair back in October in ASH NYC creative director Will Cooper’s apartment. Despite searching high and low for its source, we couldn’t find it anywhere—until now. To celebrate the launch of this summer (and year-round!) home staple, we asked four Domino editors to tell us exactly how they would style the chair in their own space.
Get ready for lazy days at home with your best beach read while feeling as if you’re seaside under a breezy cabana. Bonus: Until July 4, the Pillow Chair is more than 30 percent off!
Gabrielle Savoie, senior home editor
I love a good beach house, but I hate when it feels expected (read: nautical nods everywhere). I knew I wanted to create a breezy but unconventional pairing. This red and white chair reminds me of a crisp beach towel with its bold stripes, so I sought to soften it with a more delicate floral pattern that still felt modern. The green-hued Svensk Tenn pillow did just the trick. I also decided on a subtle dose of rattan in the form of a beautiful woven pendant lamp from Soane Britain. To offset the traditional nature of the lighting, I chose an angular marble side table that tones down the other items with its warm blush hues.
Lindsey Mather, deputy editor
Rather than attempt to design a space out of thin air, I find it easiest to start with a reference point. In this case, a ’gram of a color-blocked building in Berlin was my inspiration. I knew this Tantuvi rug was the perfect match for my yellow-striped chair because the vignette mirrors the other weird-but-good hues in the snapshot: baby blue, bright orange, and seafoam green. And with a piece as chubby as this one, some contrasting sharp angles (also seen in that photo!) were in order. Enter the shiny silver Hay table and angular Pieces planter.
Alyssa Clough, senior social media editor
I love the idea of creating a funky reading nook with this chair. Stripes often feel nautical to me, so to offset that vibe, I added a (more affordable) throwback Kartell side table, a super-modern lamp I’ve been obsessing over for months from Blu Dot, and then a pillow with the most perfectly unexpected color palette. I tend to pair greens with blush, but I’m loving the more bubblegum/lavender hue of the flowers on this pillow, paired with the red border.
Rebecca Deczynski, digital editor
Blue and orange is my favorite color combination as of late, so as soon as I saw this striped chair, I knew I wanted to pair it with a splash of warmth. Since blue and white stripes can lean a little preppy (decidedly not my style), I went full boho with my other choices. This asymmetrical rug by Minna brought in the touch of orange I was craving, and its single blue stripe ties it in with the chair. A simple rattan stool and uncomplicated ceramic lamp prevent the space from feeling overcrowded with color and pattern. I’d arrange these items in a corner for the ideal staycation spot.
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