Continuing with my goal of drawing all the chairs as I finish their research I worked on Chair One today. This is a striking geometric combination of triangles formed into an Aluminum Chair with a Polyester Powder coating. I drew the chair as it is found in the collection at Salem College but it is also available as a bar stool and with a concrete base.
I studied this chair last year at Neo-con where they had the bar stools set out in the lobby. As interesting and beautiful as the form is, I did not find it as comfortable as I would like. Although it is produced for Magis and that is where I found most of the information pointing toward the chair, Herman Miller is where I found the chair. I am working on the distinction and separation of manufacture credit. I find that Magis is the credited design firm and rep while Herman Miller also sells the chair but calls it the Magis Chair One. I love walking into a showroom where a company such as Herman Miller presents other designs but I guess it is no different than Knoll presenting chairs from Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Bertoia, Platner and Knoll… to name a few.
This is a new way of looking at furniture design and presentation to the public that I hadn’t experienced before. I am enjoying the in’s and out’s of this project.