'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.
Rud. Rasmussen workshop and showroom have been located within the same premises since 1875
During our recent trip to Copenhagen, Architonic has paid a visit to the workshop and showroom of the iconic Danish furniture manufacturer with a cabinet-making tradition spanning over a century, Rud. Rasmussen.
Situated in Copenhagen’s vibrant, northwestern neighbourhood of Nørrebro, among the multitude of shops and restaurants on 45 Noerrebrogade, the vertically-organised three-storey shop and the adjacent atelier have been located within the same premises since 1875, while the brand itself was founded by Rudolph Rasmussen in 1869.
The Story of Eames Furniture by Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart; publisher: gestalten
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In the new two-volume work ‘The Story of Eames Furniture’ by Marilyn Neuhart and John Neuhart the authors take a journey through time, going back both to the early beginnings of modern furniture design and to their own past. The focus of this book is therefore not, as is the case in the volume ‘Eames Design’ by the same two authors, on recording the entire Eames creative output complete with films, graphics and exhibitions. ‘The Story of Eames Furniture’ concentrates on the furniture design and the background to the great myth, as well as the origins of the entire Eames empire. The book deals with the numerous influences of other designers who have become famous, as well as with the loyal staff who worshipped the legendary designer pair. Again and again there is reference to the fact that Charles and Ray Eames demanded unconditional devotion to work, both from themselves and others.