Tag Archives: IARC

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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Student Sightings

Allison Mcleod wrote to me: Over the summer I went on a study abroad to Spain and saw a few chairs I recognized from those dreadful chaircards. One night some friends and I were walking around Madrid and I spotted 2 … 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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