Posts tagged as 'cantilever'

'Chairs without Legs' guest exhibition at the Bauhaus Archive Berlin; photo by Rainer Viertlböck

Originally developed in tubular steel by a Dutch architect and furniture designer Mart Stam in the 1920s, soon after its invention cantilever chair has found itself the centre of attention, inspiration and reinterpretation among some of the most prominent Bauhaus figures such as Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Later, in 1960s, Verner Panton has popularised the form by creating the now-iconic, curvilinear ‘Panton’ chair which, at the time, was the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Since then, the ‘chair without legs’ has been revisited and refashioned innumerable amount of times by designers from across the globe. Now, to celebrate the history and undeniable adaptability of cantilever chair, Munich’s International Design Museum has organised a special guest exhibition which opened earlier last week (21 March) at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. (more…)

Height adjustable cantilevered desk by Friis & Moltke Design for JENSENplus

The Danish manufacturer for contract furniture JENSENplus presented this height adjustable desk designed by the Danish architects Friis & Moltke Design at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. In contrast to the usual T-shaped adjustable tables, ‘K2′ has a cantilver base, a constructive challenge which gives a very graphic and elegant expression to the piece. Claus Omann Jensen, Managing Director of JENSENplus, gave us some background information about the table.

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Wed 5.1.

‘SB-Cuatro’ by Sofie Brünner (DK)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 05.01.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'SB-Cuatro' by Sofie Brünner

The Danish product and textile designer Sofie Brünner will present this wooden cantilever chair at this year’s Furniture Fair in Stockholm, from 8 – 12 February. One tricky detail of the ‘SB-Cuatro’ – which can be understood as a modern interpretation of the classic Scandinavian timber chair – is the central joint, that connects all major components, legs, backrest and seat.

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'Casa no Gerês' by Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos, photo by Luis Ferreira Alves

This weekend retreat located on a 4060 m2 riverine plot in a protected natural area in the north of Portugal is the reconstruction of an existing ruin. The Porto based Correia / Ragazzi Arquitectos converted the inevitably small space specified by the reduced dimension of the pre-existent concrete ruin, into a comparatively broad house for a couple and their child.

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'Villa A' in Pöstlingberg / Linz, Austria, by Najjar & Najjar

Everyone loves a breathtaking panorama. Think of the view from Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22 (1960) of the city of Los Angeles, immortalised by photographic legend Julius Schulman. Vienna-based practice Najjar & Najjar have exploited another great view – of the Austrian city of Linz from the Pöstling Berg – in designing their ‘Villa A’.

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'Alodia' by Todd Bracher for Cappellini

The Italian manufacturer Cappellini recently unveiled the new stool ‘ALODIA’ by the New York based designer Todd Bracher. The minimalist cantilever is made from metal tube and steel plate, seat cut by laser and black plastic feet. It comes in two heigths in matt varnished in white, anthracite, mustard, green and avio blue colours.

'Alodia' by Todd Bracher for Cappellini

'Alodia' by Todd Bracher for Cappellini

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'Abarth Chair' by Fabio Novembre for Casamania

Italian design brand Casamania has previewed a new chair by designer and architect Fabio Novembre. Inspired by the car brand Abarth (the auto-sport division of Fiat), the piece is suggestive of automobile design in both its form and choice of materials.

'Abarth Chair' by Fabio Novembre for Casamania

Polycarbonate and die-cast aluminium are used to express dynamic lines that refer to the speed and aerodynamics associated with car-racing. The seat element sits on a reverse cantilever base. The chair will be shown in April at the Milan Furniture Fair as part of Casamania’s new collection.

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Tue 16.2.

de Sede reissue two classic cantilever chairs (CH)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 16.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

Cantilever chairs have always occupied a privileged position in modern design history. It is their visual lightness, their relative lack of materiality (look Ma, no legs!), which made them such a fascination for Bauhaus greats Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam and Mies van der Rohe. Swiss manufacturer de Sede has recently reissued two iconic cantilevers from the late 1950s, the originals of which have long been sought after by collectors.

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

'RH 304' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann, reissued by de Sede

Designed by Robert Haussmann, ‘RH 304′ (which was used as conference seating at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters) and ‘RH 305′ have been modified slightly for re-edition, their upholstery now slimmer than before. The seat height on ‘RH 305′ has also been adjusted. Otherwise, their silhouettes remain the same.

'RH 305' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann; reissued by de Sede

'RH 305' cantilever chair by Robert Haussmann; reissued by de Sede

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