Author Archives: Brian

The Block Chair (Phillips Collection)

The Block Chair is made from welded steel sheets in a matte black finish that sits atop a block of solid Chamcha wood, an exotic variety of Acacia found in Northern Thailand. The block supports the cantilevered seat which allows … Continue reading

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What is a chair

I have focused so long on traditionally iconic chairs I thought it would be a good break to visit some photography.  This shot is by my friend Alyssa Hankus.   Patrick Lucas taught us that design should include Commodity, Firmness … Continue reading

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Little help with some identification

  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 … Continue reading

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Norman Cherner Armchair

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 … Continue reading

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Emeco Navy Chair

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 … Continue reading

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Chair Library at Salem College

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 … Continue reading

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Submissions

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 … Continue reading

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