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Thursday, February 25th, 2010

8:33 pm

Harry by Eric Jourdan for Ligne Roset

selectism - Harry by Eric Jourdan for Ligne Roset

Big bodies and slender legs typically don’t go well together. However, Eric Jourdan’s plush “Harry” seating collection for Ligne Roset balances overstuffed upholstered tops with thin metal bottoms rather well. The legs come in two types – straight and a…

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Monday, October 19th, 2009

6:04 pm

Bertus Armchair by Alain Monnens

selectism - Bertus Armchair by Alain Monnens

I’m developing a bit of an affinity for simple metal frames in furniture of late. The Bertus Armchair, designed by Alain Monnens for Durlet, fits the bill. A stitched leather seat slides into the frame, which provides both support and…

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

8:06 pm

Elephant Lounge Chair

selectism - Elephant Lounge Chair

The Elephant Lounge Chair by Mediodesign pays homage to two iconic works by Charles and Ray Eames. Both the LCW Molded Plywood Chair and the Sculptural Elephant are invoked in the new work. Mediodesign has worked with birch plywood. (via…

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

11:55 pm

Shadow Armchair

selectism - Shadow Armchair

Designed by Getano Pesce the Shadow Chair takes a free form shape from directly expanding polyurethane into fabric. The result is different every time, and reminiscent of the floats you may have chilled in the pool with as a child.…

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

4:48 pm

Norman Cherner Armchair

selectism - Norman Cherner Armchair

Norman Cherner designed this bent plywood Armchair in 1958. The unique aspect here is that the laminate is of graduated thickness, leading to a structural soundness and improved comfort. Reissued by Cherner Chair Company, owned and operated by Norman’s sons,…

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Monday, August 11th, 2008

9:07 pm

Alvar Alto Armchair 400

Alvar Alto Armchair 400

No excuses, we like Scandinavian design here. First produced in 1935, Alvar Alto’s arm chair 400 is packed with appealing curves. It also always an endless possibilities inregards to covering. Most importantly, perhaps, the design is modern without screaming "MODERNISM."…

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