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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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Student sighting

I normaly post a sighting of a chair by a student but here is one of Nicole Ware in a Hans Wegner Ox chair.  Thank you Anna Behrendt.  This is one of my favorite chairs.

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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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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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