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Patio chairs: 2 and 3

Lucy and Ethel chairs are part of the Bend Seating collection. Each piece receives 300 to 400 handmade spot-welds at a factory in China, then is sandblasted, rust-proofed and powder-coated in L.A. "They provide tons of support," designer Nanda says. "You can sit on these chairs without a pad for a long period of time and be extremely comfortable." Southern California retailers include Colcha in Venice, but the chairs can be purchased directly from Bend Seating or from YLiving.Bend Seating