Often referred to as a salon chair, the Melanie chair is designed to be positioned in front of a lovely view without a direct line of sight into the dining area. It promises a smooth and relaxing transition from living to dining and again in reverse. It's a lovely way to entertain and speaks to designer Jose Leite de Castro's insightful understanding of what it means to fully embrace the role of host or hostess. Upholstered in an animal-inspired neutral embroidered fabric rendered in a shimmery golden-taupe hue, it's perched atop Mid-century Modern angular wood legs. The chair's flirty silhouette is further emphasized by a winter-white linen welt that outlines its curves. A smart little pillow created from the same fashionable print provides lumbar support.