Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

6:48 pm

Torn Lounge Chair by Christian Werner

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Furniture that provides the comfort of your old overstuffed standby without the heavy, space consuming form takes some able balancing. Christian Werner devised the Torn Lounge Chair through playing with a piece of cardboard. That said, the chair evokes an…

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Friday, January 16th, 2009

7:15 pm

Oliver Schick

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Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Oliver Schick designs furniture of simple form constructed with experimental materials and processes. His “walker” chair turns a familiar side chair form into a rocker with the addition of 14 extra legs. His “woodworks” table uses…

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Thursday, January 15th, 2009

5:49 pm

Eames Wire Chair

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Designed in 1951, the Wire Chair from Charles and Ray Eames rose from a challenge to provide well priced, lightweight and durable furniture. Bent wire proved their structural answer, and the form was born. Herman Miller produced the chairs consistently…

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

7:10 pm

Peter Traag’s Sponge Chair

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Growing up, a baseball glove chair was the ultimate dream. In retrospect, the desire for a comfortable brown leather arm chair would have been more appropriate, and simply a little more refined. Peter Traag’s Sponge Chair (designed in 2004) does…

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

10:40 am

Groag Chair

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Having your home look like a specific page from the ikea catalogue out is a common problem for most young homemakers. The solution? Buy one or two more expensive items and you can at least pretend you have a modicum…

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Monday, December 29th, 2008

8:37 pm

Qui Lounge Chair

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Designed by Stafania Andorlini for TF-Polstermobel, the sensual curves of the Qui Lounge Chair bring an refined sensibility beyond the simple sling back. Hand-finished leather sits atop a steel frame. Pretty remarkable.

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

9:49 pm

Mario Stadelmann’s “Toeloop Chair”

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Two pieces of bent polymer fused into closed loops are joined to a metal base to form the “Toeloop Chair.” Mario Stadelmann, a Swiss-born London-based designer, is the man behind the vision. Anything that follows on the traditions and adds…

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

10:47 pm

Gerrit Rietveld Utrecht Armchair

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Designed in 1935, and produced today by Cassina, the Utrecht Armchair is built of a steel frame polyurethane foam and polyester padding. A little more comfortable than Rietveld’s more explicit De Stijl designs, these armchairs still grow from the same…

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Monday, December 8th, 2008

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