More or Less: A Slick Side Chair

Desperately seeking affordable alternatives.

Designed by Philippe Starck, the Oscar Bon chair is an engineering wonder. Made from molded woven carbon fibre, it looks like the finest racing shell money can buy, and may cost just as much. The Morson Collection, $7,645. Our less version, is the “Super Impossible” chair also designed by Starck. It lacks the high-tech carbon fiber construction, but gets close to matching the shape. Kartell Boston, $448.