Saturday, 10 March 2012

Architectural Chairs

It seems to me that all architects design a chair or two at some point in their careers. 
I hope that I can be on the list at some point in the future.

Here are a few that I have come across recently.
Stitching Concrete by Florian Schmid
Florian Schmid's concrete fabric chairs made with cement covered fabric, which is
stitched then drenched in water and left to set. It reminds me of modrock to a degree...

The Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe
Mies Van der Rohe's infamous Barcelona Chair.  This piece is inescapable, and
 in SO many London offices. It tends to also be used in architectural
photoshoots. A clever 'tribute' to it was a sofabed made
 by MADE, which is on my wishlist......
Trabecula Bench,  Janne Kyttanen. A beautiful (and expensive) laser sintered piece of functional art.
The Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen's tulip chair, the shape and
 style of which has been replicated many times.
The Egg Chair.jpg
Arne Jacobsen' egg chair. A recognisable  form due to many imitations. In fact, it
may itself have been inspired by Saarinin's Womb Chair

In uni news:
I am now in Project 7, which involves designing a 'thinker's dwelling' for Schumacher College. I am seriously considering this wondrous place as a post graduate option.... I'll see how it goes.
I am also deep in writing my current Architectural Theory and History essay, which is all about Settler Irish Travelers. Which gives me a great excuse to watch My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding more.

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