Please join in the discussion: What is your favorite material in a chair and why?  
Where have you seen a chair or a sofa that you really liked and why?
Do you prefer to sit on a chair, a soft couch with lots of pillows or a rocker?  
Do you find sitting in the garden on a favorite bench relaxing watching the birds splash in the birdbath?  
Where do you have your best ideas sitting down, or walking? 

Tags: 2, 988, Annels, Archchair, Arm, Barbaro, Barstool, Bastide, Berman, Bhartanatyam, More…Bianca, Brian, Cabled, Cain, Chair, Christopher, Claudie, Cosmo, Dancer, Echinoid, Ellie, Emily, Estel, Ferrell, Flower, Glen, Gnutheru, Grouping, Guarino, Harriete, Her, Hongtao, Identity, James, Jeanie, John, Kim, Linnea, Material, Minimal, Morrow, Mujaba, Neo, Paper, Part, Pat, Poehlmann, Pretty, Reading, Red, Richards, Rocker, Rods, Ross, Sabiha, Sapling, Sette, Side, Sitting, Skaggs, Sovereignty, Stool, Sunhwa, Thoe, Thomas, Thurman, Translation, Zhou, aluminum, artist, bench, brass, catalpa, concrete, exhibit, exhibition, fabric, furniture, glass, jewelry, kind, mache, northern, one-of-a, paint, polyester, precious, recycled, rescued, resin, show, silk, silver, steel, stone, tin, wood

Views: 1015

Replies to This Discussion


I like colorful velvet on a chair and this is one of my currently favorites chairs. Crazy colors and lots of upholstery going wrong... This particular chair is unique design by Valentina Glez Wohlers, a Mexican born London based designer. The chair juxtapose mexican and european aesthetics, showing formal design elements and quirks of both to create a cultural blend. The Nopal cactus symbolizes Mexican heritage and national pride.

My father is French, my mother is from Spain, so I grew up mixing cultures... Will try to post more chairs from my appartment and from my friends, they have some funny ones you may like.
OK, this topic is just too irresistible. Great post, Julie !! Can't wait for the other photos. Velvet IS a great material for a chair, no doubt. I like it a lot myself.

My material of choice is: "Unusual Materials", and if it has a recycling aspect to it - all the better -- and this is one of my all-time favorite chairs made from paper :




cabbage chair
Designer: NENDO

Nendo designed the cabbage chair for the XXIst Century Man exhibition curated by fashion designer Issey Miyake to commemorate the first anniversary of 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi, Tokyo.

"Miyake asked us to make furniture out of the pleated paper that is produced in mass amounts during the process of making pleated fabric, and usually abandoned as an unwanted by-product. Our solution to his challenge transformed a roll of pleated paper into a small chair that appears naturally as you peel away its outside layers, one layer at a time.

Resins added during the original paper production process adds strength and the ability to remember forms, and the pleats themselves give the chair elasticity and a springy resilience, for an overall effect that looks almost rough, but gives the user a soft, comfortable seating experience.

Since the production process is so simple, we thought that eventually, the chair could be shipped as one compact roll for the user to cut open and peel back at home. The chair has no internal structure. It is not finished, and it is assembled without nails or screws. This primitive design responds gently to fabrication and distribution costs and environmental concerns, the kinds of issues that face our 21st century selves. Thus, the cabbage chair fits active, optimistic and forward-moving "21st century people", the kind of people who, to borrow a concept Miyake expressed during a meeting with us, "don't just wear clothes, but shed their skin".


Here are some good images: http://www.dezeen.com/2008/03/06/cabbage-chair-by-nendo/

RSS

Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition

RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

Image above:

Grandpa Wooley

"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch

Latest Activity

Amber O'Harrow added 2 discussions to the group Retracing my steps: Explorations in Fiber Sculpture at Arrowmont
9 hours ago
Laura Roberson liked Angelina Ciulik's discussion The MASSC Jewelry Challenge
11 hours ago
Kelly Marie Novak posted photos
14 hours ago
Kelly Marie Novak is now friends with Kimberly Jackson and Kathleen Garrison
15 hours ago
Harriete Estel Berman posted a status
"What would people think? Making a ceremonial object for a museum exhibition from unwanted, ordinary "pushke boxes" seemed irreverent."
17 hours ago
Harriete Estel Berman posted a status
""Tin, Tzedakah and Seeing the Ordinary" can change the direction of your work. http://j.mp/1nY2CXp"
17 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Amber O'Harrow's discussion Day 4 at Arrowmont
23 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Are you displaying your Dealer's Notice? Please note that the Hallmarking Act 1973 states that it is an offence for a dealer not to display the current notice in his/her premises. Any previous versions of this notice will need replacing with…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Valuation Day - Goldsmiths' Hall, Friday 19 September Our next Valuation Day at Goldsmiths’ Hall is on Friday 19 September. These ever popular events, held in the magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall, offer the chance for a private…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
""Diamond Geezers and Gold Dealers" ITV1, Thursday 24 July at 9pm Watch this one-off documentary taking an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the unique world of Hatton Garden. This programme follows some of the local tradespeople as…"
yesterday
alexandra hopp and Aric Verrastro are now friends
yesterday
Aric Verrastro posted photos
yesterday
Katie Newell and Marina Shaltout are now friends
yesterday
alice simpson commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Hella Jongerius: Craftmanship in Industrial Design
"Hella, Your work is wonderfully inventive and beautifully interpreted. You have put all the right materials together."
yesterday
Sam Mitchell liked Angelina Ciulik's discussion The MASSC Jewelry Challenge
yesterday
Kimberly Nogueira liked Angelina Ciulik's discussion The MASSC Jewelry Challenge
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service