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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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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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Farewell Gae Aluenti

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 … Continue reading

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Tulip Chair (Knoll) Eero Sarrinen

One of my favorite pieces of this research project has been finding the unknown things about the chairs.  Any time I find something and go AH-HA…  I know I have filled that need.  I am currently looking into several chairs … Continue reading

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Cesca (Knoll) Marcel Breuer

Let’s go back to 1950 when Marcel Breuer named this chair after his daughter Francesca.  The tubular frame has become iconic through it’s mass use in dining room sets.  Breuer was the protegé of Walter Gropius and the tradition of … Continue reading

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Diamond Chair (Knoll) Harry Bertioia

The Diamond Chair is a chair I have included in my designs much like the ghost chair I proclaim in defending my designs that my furniture decisions are influenced by  the transparent aspect of the chair. “If you look at … Continue reading

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