Posts tagged as 'armchair'

'Press Room Chair' for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

‘Press Room Chair’ for UNESCO by Gerrit Rietveld

Originally designed in 1958 for the UNESCO building in Paris, architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld’s unique ‘Press Room Chair’ combines comfort with Rietveld’s well-known geometric style.

 

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Close-up of Patricia Urquiola’s ‘M.a.s.s.a.s.’ armchair for Moroso

‘M.a.s.s.a.s.’, an abbreviation from a rather curious while perhaps hinting amalgam of words: ‘Moroso, Asymmetric, Sofa, System, Adorably, Stitched’, is the latest collection of generously-sized sofas and armchairs developed by the acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. Manufactured by the Italian furniture specialists Moroso, the collection features a decorative, raised stitching which runs along the edges of the upholstered pieces. (more…)

Wed 24.10.

‘Prince’ armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Prince’ armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti

The Milanese architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni has realised this 50s-inspired, upholstered armchair for the Italian furniture manufacturer Minotti. Supported by a die-cast aluminum base, the generously-sized, voluminous design features a curvilinear, padded shell and comes with an optional footstool. (more…)

‘Elysée’ armchairs by Pierre Paulin reissued by Ligne Roset

The French furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset has reissued this bold seating collection originally created by the late, much-acclaimed designer Pierre Paulin for the presidential Elysée Palace. Comprising an armchair, a footstool and a small settee model, ‘Elysée’ series has been reconstructed from Paulin’s plans using new materials such as multi-density polyurethane foam for increased comfort and durability. The range, which initially was developed in muted oatmeal shades, has now been released in vividly coloured wools and each of the models can also be upholstered in leather. (more…)

‘Lima’ armchair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini; photo by Andrea Ferrari

The acclaimed, Stockholm-based design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently collaborated with the Italian furniture brand Tacchini on this collection of large, upholstered sofas and armchairs called ‘Lima‘. Similarly to the ‘Montevideo‘ model, also designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune in 2008, ‘Lima’ features a generously-sized seat based atop delicate, thin-legged frame. The collection was unveiled in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)

'Reclining chair' by Robin Day reissued by twentytwentyone

Designed year after the breakthrough, 1951 Armchair for the Royal Festival Hall commissioned

on the occasion of the Festival of Britain, this modernist ‘Reclining chair’ by the acclaimed, late British designer Robin Day has been reissued by a London-based brand specialising in classic 20th and 21st century furniture, twentytwentyone. With its effortless, pared-down appearance and distinct, steel-rod legs, ‘Reclining chair’ is, along with the now-ubiquitous 1963 stacking ‘Polypropylene chair‘, one of Day’s most iconic designs.

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Hommage á Sigurd Lewerentz, easychair by Mats Theselius for Källemo

The chair is made of the original copper plates of a church designed by Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz in 1962 at the age of 77.

The copper plates were being replaced during the renovation and during a visit with his intern, the designer Mats Theselius had the idea to reuse them for a chair which is inspired by Lewerentz’s church.

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Thu 5.1.

‘Portique’ armchair by Florent Coirier (FR)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Portique' armchair by Florent Coirier (FR)

Inspired by the form and function of garden swings, the French-Polish Paris-based designer Florent Coirier has created this metal-and-wood chair called ‘Portique.’ Created in collaboration with the local craftsmen from the Autonomous Port, Nantes/Saint-Nazaire, the design has been developed in materials frequently used in shipbuilding such as aluminium and nautical rope from which the chair’s solid oak seat is suspended. (more…)

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