It’s fitting to start off the Side chair examples with a painted version. Riemerschmid began and ended his career as a painter. The simple lines in the side chair are reminiscent of a brush stroke. The seat detail these examples show is some of what we are looking for. The students doing these cards are dealing with 50 of our recent past’s famous chairs. Each designer we draw a card for went through countless renditions of these drawings. This deck of cards will serve you in your career. Make sure every gesture you put on paper reflects the intention of the original designer.
- "I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Henry David Thoreau, in WALDEN
Chair CardsThis blog was started to track the exceptional work by the students of UNCG in the Interior Architectural Design Program. Our History 221 and 222 classes use these cards to help familiarize us with historically significant design and designers. The initial purpose is for the students, however, it will remain for comments and use by anyone interested in design. - Brian - BSPeck@uncg.edu