Gio Ponti 489 Armchair

Gio Ponti 489 armchair

There is a design auction at Phillips in NYC on December 13, 2016. Lot 110 is this Gio Ponti 489 armchair for Cassina. Estimated $15,000 – 20,000 for the two.

Algon Lounge Chair by Luca Nichetto

Algon Lounge Chair by Luca Nichetto

The Algon lounge chair was developed by Luca Nichetto and Arflex simultaneously with the Algon chair, mixing the Scandinavian simplicity with quilted padding. Unlike the Algon Chair that has a strict form, the Algon lounge chair has high sides, which allow you to have the necessary privacy and is perfect for a quiet night conversation or a solitary moment of respite. The Algon name is inspired by the North American Algoquian tribes.

Both armchairs structures are made of molded polyurethane foam. The inner lining can be enriched by a quilt, which gives a pleasant feeling of warmth; The seat cushion is shaped in different density polyurethane.

Found at Arflex

About Arflex:

In 1947, a group of technicians based in Pirelli, Italy, began experimenting with new materials and technologies in the creation of cutting-edge, modern furniture. This was the beginning of the Arflex brand, established on the meeting of technology and aesthetic sensibilities, and driven by a high level of research and experimentation. Officially presented to the public in 1951, Arflex quickly gained recognition for their manufacturing philosophy.

(found at Poliform Australia

Lady Lounge chairs by Marco Zanuso

Lady Lounge chairs by Marco Zanuso
Lady Lounge chairs by Marco Zanuso, manufactured by Arflex. Winner of the Gold Medal prize at the 1951 ‘IX Triennale’ in Milano. Newly upholstered with deep blue velvet upholstery.
Sold by 1stdibs dealer Decade in Milan where I found it.

Giant Lattenstuhl

Giant Lattenstuhl

Giant Lattenstuhl (or Slatted Chair)

Thonet’s version of the Lattenstuhl or slatted chair is numbered 91 chair.

I took this photo along the road from Moedling to Vienna in Austria (number 17) it is near Shopping City Sued.

Bateau Imaginaire – Chair Installation by Franz West and Heimo Zobernig

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Bateau Imaginaire – Chair Installation by Franz West and Heimo Zobernig

In 2014 I visited the Belgian city Oostende (Ostend) for an exhibition “The Sea” which was curated mainly by the Ghent curator Jan Hoet, who unfortunately died before the exhibition opened and made the other instigators decide to make the exhibition a tribute to Jan Hoet

Rachel Spence says in The Finacial Times about Franz West:

Franz West is often described as the arch joker in a pack of late 20th-century sculptors known for their irreverent cornucopias of materials.
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West’s profferings – zany, bulbous sculptures, kinky collages and funky furniture that he encouraged spectators to sit on – labelled him a cheeky Lord of Misrule. He would bring art to the masses yet make them chuckle too.
I never found him that funny. His squidgy, effervescent, papier-mâché efflorations sent shivers up my spine, as did his collages of fashion, porn and newspaper images. His invitations to perch on the sofas and chairs felt like commandments: thou shalt giggle; thou shalt chill out.
West never denied that his humour sprang from dark sources. Born in Vienna in 1947, he grew up in a city lacerated by its war record. He remembered playing in filthy, debris-littered streets where virtually all the residents had been Nazis. His own parents were communists, Jewish on his mother’s side.