Maiden Home Furniture Review: The Dune Chair

Reviewer: Zoë Sessums, digital design editor

Chair: The Dune Chair, Performance Textured Linen in Pearl

The details: Maiden Home was born in 2017. At the time, the founder, Nidhi Kapur, was outfitting the first apartment she owned with her husband and found herself ready to ditch the disposable furniture of her youth with more intentional, high-quality pieces. Thus came the vision: handcrafted luxury for the modern home, pairing an intentional design process with the heritage techniques of North Carolina furniture artisans. Each piece is direct-to-consumer and made to order, designed in the brand’s New York studio and brought to life by American artisan partners.

PS: If you’re looking for more Maiden Home furniture reviews, we’ve also tested the Dune Sofa and the Kenmare Chair.

Order Process

Price: How much does it cost? Are there payment plans available?

The price ranges from $1,925 to $2,565. You can pay through Affirm as well with payments starting at $174 per month or 0% APR.

What are the upholstery or customization options? Did you choose any? Are there free swatch options available?

The slipcovered Dune Chair is full of customization options, which includes a variety of fabrics like Performance Woven Chenille, Performance Linen, Performance Textured Linen, Performance Stonewashed Linen, and Belgian Linen (each fabric choice has four to five neutral color options). The chair can have a 32- or 37-inch depth and a swivel base option. You can order a complimentary swatch kit, and it will arrive in approximately one week.

What is the lead time for customization, manufacturing, and delivery?

A customized chair takes about five to six weeks. Once you place your order, you receive “Build Updates,” so you can follow along as your piece comes to life. From there, the chair takes about two to four weeks for delivery, depending on your location. It’s easy to reach out to the company prior to placing your order for an estimate of your shipping timeline. Maiden Home also sells ready-to-ship chairs that take about two weeks for delivery.

After delivery

What are the dimensions? How does it fit in your space? Would it be better suited for a different type of home?

I received the smaller of the two Dune Chairs, with dimensions of 34″D x 32″W x 34″H, so it’s almost a cube. I often find new furniture to be too big for my home, which is a 1,400-square-foot cottagey space, but this chair was surprisingly (in a good way) a great fit. The chair feels like a nice neutral piece that would work as a main attraction in a living room or a cozy addition to a bedroom—making it very suitable for a variety of spaces.

Sit Test: Is it comfortable? Does it feel well made? Does the chair have a tendency to sag?

The first thing that struck me was the height of the seat. I feel very high and upright in the chair, as it’s much taller than any of the sofas and accent chairs in the rest of my house. So far the chair feels well made and doesn’t seem like it’ll sag anytime soon. Because of the more upright nature of the chair, I find myself taking a seat with better posture. It’s not a chair for throwing your leg over the arm or deeply sinking into. The chair is very comfortable, though I hope it will soften a bit overtime.

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