Ever since I visited Copenhagen 4 years ago and stated at the former Royal SAS hotel, I have become obsessed with the classic Egg Chair. Unfortunately, buying one new is not within my budget so for the past 4 years I have been searching high and low for one that is more affordable (i.e. under $1000). I understand that in order to acquire a piece in that price range it is going to have to be reupholstered which will add to the cost, but I figure I can buy the chair now, save up for the fabric, and then save up for the reupholstering.
For the past 4 years I have set up craigslist alerts for every major city within 200 miles of me, have scoured auction websites nearly daily, and have monitored estate sales in my area all to no avail. The chairs almost never come up in my area (DC/Baltimore) on Craigslist or at estate sales and even the chairs in the worst condition go for above my budget at auction. Am I being unrealistic in my hope of acquiring my dream chair at a somewhat affordable price? Does anyone have any tips that may help me in my quest?