Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi (source)
This new chair design for Mattiazzi is named Radice and was designed by Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility.

The stools combine the front-half of a traditional four-legged stool with an unusual single leg in the middle of the back.  “Radice has some tension in its form and it is a slight surprise that the third leg works as well as it does to resolve the overall structure,” says Industrial Facility’s Sam Hecht. “It is in some ways structurally diagrammatic, yet is made comfortable visually and physically because of how this third leg supports the seat.”

Watch video of this chair here.
The lightweight and exceedingly streamlined design reminds me of Gio Ponti’s remarkable 699 Superleggera chair design.  Love this!
(thank/via: Dezeen)

Radice Stools by Industrial Facility for Mattiazzi (source)

This new chair design for Mattiazzi is named Radice and was designed by Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility.

The stools combine the front-half of a traditional four-legged stool with an unusual single leg in the middle of the back.  “Radice has some tension in its form and it is a slight surprise that the third leg works as well as it does to resolve the overall structure,” says Industrial Facility’s Sam Hecht. “It is in some ways structurally diagrammatic, yet is made comfortable visually and physically because of how this third leg supports the seat.”

Watch video of this chair here.

The lightweight and exceedingly streamlined design reminds me of Gio Ponti’s remarkable 699 Superleggera chair design.  Love this!

(thank/via: Dezeen)

Mattiazzi Branca (by Mattiazzi)

This video shows how Mattiazzi manufactures the Branca chair. Branca is designed by Sam Hecht and featuring an organic form that seems handmade but is made in a computerized factory.  Branca is available through Herman Miller.

The If It’s Hip, It’s Here blog has a post with some previous entries for the Champagne cork contest at DWR.  Some of the previous designs are pretty cool.  Read it here:

Drink Up and Start Designing. It’s The DWR Champagne Chair Contest

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Conceived at a New Year’s Eve party in 2002 by DWR Founder Rob Forbes and his creative guests, who turned their attention to the corks, foil and wire cages and started building miniature chairs as the party wound down, the Champagne Chair Contest was a happy accident that became a company tradition. (source)

(thanks/via: If It’s Hip, It’s Here and ecosalon and SFGate)

The RE-PLY Chair by Dan Goldstein

Loving this chair made from recycled cardboard!!!  Be sure to read the complete Kickstarter project.

(thanks/via: Kickstarter)

The Saya chair designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper comes from an interesting inspiration source.

(thanks/via: Arper)


EC03 Eugene lounge chair designed by Stefan Diez.
Worth looking: making Stefan Diez’s Houdin chair.
(thanks/via: Design Parade 6 at Villa Noailles and Stefan Diez and E15)

EC03 Eugene lounge chair designed by Stefan Diez.

Worth looking: making Stefan Diez’s Houdin chair.

(thanks/via: Design Parade 6 at Villa Noailles and Stefan Diez and E15)

Chairs I still covet: Panton Chair

I still want a Panton Chair.

Panton Chair

Verner Panton’s cantilevered stacking chair (1960) was the first single-material and single-form chair to be made and has been produced by Vitra through three decades of development in plastics technology. This version consists of a single piece of strong, flexible polypropylene with integral color that will not fade over time. As striking as modern sculpture, this classic piece is appropriately durable and easy to clean in cafés or restaurants, and is comfortable enough to use as an occasional chair in an office or residence.
(thanks/via Vitra and DWR)

Eames Lounge Chair Manufacturing in the Vitra Atelier (by vitraproject)

I loved watching this video about how the Eames Lounge is constructed.  Wish I could have one.  A few more videos related to the same lounge can be viewed here and here.

Philippe Starck Masters Chair

the philippe starck chair in the ‘60 years of design and technological innovation’ exhibition of kartell (image © designboom)

Every early modernist designer I love is metaphorically sitting in that chair except Poul Kjaerholm

Hans J Wegner 1914 - 2007

pynter:

CH 07 - Chair

Y - Chair

CH 25 - Chair

Lounge  Chair

Folding chair

Elbow chair

(thank/via)

The quiet perfection of this interior is remarkable.  I would take these PK22 chairs by Poul Kjærholm in a breath! I’ve revered his designs since seeing this retrospective exhibit in 2006 at probably my favorite museum in the world.
(thanks/via: modernlove20 and the north elevation)

The quiet perfection of this interior is remarkable.  I would take these PK22 chairs by Poul Kjærholm in a breath! I’ve revered his designs since seeing this retrospective exhibit in 2006 at probably my favorite museum in the world.

(thanks/via: modernlove20 and the north elevation)