Carolyn Godwin’s Rocker
This is a mystery rocker that came from Norway and traveled in a covered wagon across the states. The cushion fabric has been changed, however, the remainder of the chair is original. Any information my chair loving community would like to offer would be helpful. A friend of the family has reached out for help.
Toy Story 2. I guess nothing is safe. I was watching TV with a friend the other night and I often point out iconic chairs or look up chairs that I don’t know. Of course when this Cherner Armchair showed up in Toy Story 2 I had to point it out. The animators could have put any chair in the corner of the room but chose to insert a mid-century modern classic. I love this chair!
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I was in Sears, shopping with a friend and saw these Emeco chairs behind the counter. I know people who are around me understand that I am always looking for iconic “sit ware” but I was surprised to find the woman working the register knew the chair as well.
You can find good design anywhere.
My summer internship was working with the Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE). Salem College has received a generous donation of chairs for their new design library. Please take some time to visit and “Like” this facebook page. The library is a wonderful place for product designers to see first hand some beautiful iconic works.
If anyone has a chair sighting and would like me to post it to the blog please contact me. I love when people see iconic chars and send me shots of themselves in the chair. Send me a note with it and tell me a little about yourself and why you read the blog. With 70,000 hits this year there has to be some of you out there as much of a chair geek as I am.
I normaly post a sighting of a chair by a student but here is one of Nicole Ware in a Hans Wegner Ox chair. Thank you Anna Behrendt. This is one of my favorite chairs.
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Tagged Anna Behrendt, art, chair, design, furniture, IARC, leather, Nicole Ware, ox, seat, student, style, uncg
Gae Aluenti, an Italian Architect and Furniture Designer died in her home in Milan Wednesday at the age of 84. I was first introduced to her Locus Solus Group (1968 produced by Zonatta) in 2008 in Patrick Lucas’ Interior Architecture 222 class. I remember that Gwen McKinney was our chaircard grader and marked my card wrong because I didn’t draw the group, only the single chair. I worked on the lines and began to appreciate her fluid approach to design. Don’t judge too heavily as I was only a first year design student with no art background.
Aluenti stated that architecture is a “concrete, untouchable entity that uses the city as its form generator”. She viewed the public and private spaces interaction as integral in the completion of her design without compromising the intended subject. The pinnacle design was completed in 1986, the renovation of a Paris train station into the Musée d’Orsay, a museum for french art from 1848-1915. In 1999, Herbert Muschamp, then the architecture critic for The Times, called her “the most important female architect since the beginning of time.”(gae-aulenti-musee-dorsay-architect-dies-at-84.html?smid=pl-share)