Wasn't that such a great deal at $129.99?! Fast forward two years, I am now considering kubu chairs for our breakfast eat-in-kitchen. Unfortunately, World Market has discontinued their kubu chairs.
Kubu rattan is considered a very sturdy and hard material which has a natural 'gray' finish. I recently found a similar option on Overstock - Safavieh Banten Kubu Soft Gray Rattan Club.
It is VERY similar to WM's Kooboo chair except for the cost - $258.99. I ended up ordering two of them to see how it would look in my eat-in-kitchen. I want to use them as 'hostess' chairs when we have guests over.
Once again, please IGNORE paint color on my walls. I have the new color picked out, but we haven't painted it yet. So, I really, really like the warmth the rattan adds. The picture doesn't do it justice, but every time I walked in the kitchen and saw the chairs, it made me happy.
I called my girlfriend to come over and see the chair because she too is looking for new chairs for her breakfast area. She really liked the chair (as well) and we played around with some fabric choices for her kitchen.
A great outdoor fabric - Calico's inoteca (especially if you have children)!
I love the above fabric in the smaller pattern. It reminds me a bit of the below fabric which I would love to use - Petite Fleur in lake blue by Kerry Joyce.
Good 'ol standby, KWID imperial trellis (see below). I actually think the seat cushion should be done in a solid white and then use the KWID fabric as a throw pillow in the chair. That way you can use the pillow in more than one place if you wanted too (get more bang for your money)!
At the end of the day, this Safavieh is a great option if you're in love with the "Kooboo" chair from WM. I'm still on the fence as to whether I am going to keep it (as I am considering other options).
But, I am in love with the kubu material!! It automatically added the texture and warmth that my kitchen space needed!