Category Archives: Chairs

Smittened Chairs

 

My dear friend Michelle Sinclair sent me these images as a gift. They were taken at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. I’ve been meaning to post them for sometime. I guess now that summer has passed, it’s time for that winter longing…

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November 21, 2012 · 11:49 pm

Now That It’s Snowing: The Extension Chair

How cool is this chair by Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi? It’s based on a Michael Thonet chair from 1859. I could really use this extension version for my entryway. All of those winter coats pile up in unforeseen places.

See http://www.vroonland.info/

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Oh Miami

Last year’s Miami festivities for Art Basel were decadent. Lots of Le Baron shamelessness and yacht parties. The one thing I can’t stop thinking of are the chairs from The Lords Hotel’s Cha Cha Cha Rooster bar. They really illustrate the extravagance of Art Basel, the horn legs, the studded back, the grommet, the gold pipping,  etc. I mean….

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Christian Vivanco’s 3 Nenas

Christian Vivanco and studio were invited to re-imagine the iconic Eames chair for Casa Gutiérrez Nájera in Querretaro, Mexico. He says, “The Eames chairs were analyzed from a Mexican culture point of view; each reflecting different contexts and situations.” How fabulous and whimsical are these renderings of culture with a wooden base structure. The chairs contain new movement and meaning. My favorite is the colorful, shaggy piñata. http://christianvivanco.com/

1. Based on the lace headdress of the dancers of Guelaguetza in Oaxaca.
2. The Mule is inspired by the rugged roadless regions where miners and farmers still depend on the animals for transportation and cargo.
3. A Piñata.

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Chinatown Pairs of Chairs

Chinatown Chairs

Image by David Shadi Perez

Shadi knows my obsession with chairs and so he sent this to me last week after he witnessed it in his hood. How amazing is this?

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Lancaster Chair

Oh hey sexy! You’ve got quite a form and function. Your use of natural materials are exceptional thanks to designer Michael Young. Your polished demeanor is an easy $495 from Design Within Reach. We should sip cava sometime and chat about your aspirations in life perhaps I can woo you into my life.

 

 

 

 

 

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