Tag Archives: 1940s

Are you a Chair Whore?

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When writing this post the first thing I did was look up the definition of the word ‘chair’. A chair is a seat for one person, with a support for the back. Correct. But I much prefer my own definition: Chair is Art!

And this new blog written by my fellow ‘Chair Commando’ Joel over at Blue Ant Studio is a gallery full of wonderful pieces of art from all over the web!

Joel explains “chair whore is a blog about chairs and nothing else.”

So if you aren’t a fan of chairs I advise you to avoid like the plague! However,  if like me you are appreciate the art of chair design then head straight over to…. chairwhore

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ilovedust give the Eames DCW Chair a makeover!

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The talented people at ilovedust, a design boutique based in a picturesque fishing village called Emsworth on the South Coast of England have looked to compliment the design classic that is the DCW chair by Charles and Ray Eames by using the relationship between the designers as their main source of inspiration.

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Read more about the design process via Highsnobiety

Eames inspired Elephant Chair by Mediodesign

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Barcelona designers Mediodesign have created a birch plywood chair in homage to the Eames elephant. Named the Elephant Lounge Chair, this birch plywood chair was inspired by both the LCW Molded Plywood Chair and the Elephant Stool designed by Eameses in 1945.

The chair cleverly slots together like a puzzle which in turn means that there is very little waste during production, something which is very important in this environmentally conscious society that we live in today.

For more information go to Mediodesign

Retro Ebay Picks of the Day – 13th July 2009

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Cloud table designed by Neil Morris in 1947

Item number: 180381269116

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‘Trimma’ cabinet designed by Frank Guille for Kandya

Item number: 180381779702

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VERNER PANTONS ” PANTELLA ” TABLE LAMP

Item number:  280370707108

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Demetrio coffee table designed by Vico Magistretti

Item number: 180381331750

Check out this site Wright Now!

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Wright is the premier auction house specializing in modern and contemporary design. Since 2000 they have sold nearly 20,000 lots across the spectrum of 20th and 21st century design.

Richard Wright, with over 20 years experience in the field, is widely recognized as the expert for modern design. He, and his assembled a team of specialists travel internationally to find the best and most compelling modern and contemporary works within the market.

Through their award winning catalogues, photography, website, essays and curated sales, Wright truly embraces the creative spirit of design.

Go to Wright20 for more information and to see when the next auction starts!

Wallpaper Art by Bradbury & Bradbury

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Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpaper

Into the future . . .

Their Modernism collection spans several widely-varying design esthetics: the shimmering light and elegance of the Art Deco period, the cozy home-style charm of the ’40s Post-War Era, the fun futuristic world of the ’50s Atomic Age and the bold and stylistic ’60s Mod Generation.

http://www.bradbury.com/modernism.html

Miami Nice!

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The Miami sofa and chair range, designed by Katerina Zachariades, creates a striking contemporary version of a vintage style.

For more information see Morgan Furniture:

http://www.morganfurniture.co.uk/