On Friday I discussed with our study group, ways to remember individual chairs. One of the true iconic chairs that deserves attention is Michael Thornet’s chair No. 14 or 214 as it is called today by the Thornet company. The Bistro chair is comprised of 6 bentwood pieces, 10 screws and 2 bolts with nuts. A cane seat was typically used to allow spilt liquid to pass through the seat. Over 50 million of these chairs have been sold because of it’s inexpensive design and innovative “flat pack” design.
- "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