Happy Holidays

Taranta Cathedral by Gio Ponti

With this picture of a chair like Cathedral designed by Gio Ponti, really it’s like a Royal Chair, I would like to wish all Chair Blog readers Happy Holidays! The cathedral is in Taranto.

Chair 777

Chair 777

Chair 777 is a very clever design. With a twist of your arm you can use it to sit, relax or lounge.

It’s made from recyclable cardboard by the German artists/designer collective Die Fabrik which means The Factory. Its members are probably located in Würzburg [in a prior version I had mentioned Berlin, apparently erroneously].

Via Design Spotter

Last edited by gje on April 6, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Butt Eraser: The Pencil Bench by Sam and Will Boex

Pencil Bench 5

Sitting on the 1,600 pencils-with-erasers of this Pencil Bench probably gives a similar sensation as sitting on the Shotgun Shell Chair but beware the indigo of your jeans is erased rather than shot off.

The extra in it is that you can use each pencil, sharpen it and place it back. Eventually the seat will be very comfortably tailor sharpened.

Pencil Bench 4

Via Neatorama

Pencil Bench 2

A product of Boex in Cornwall, UK, and awarded at the 2007 Cornwall Design Week.

A Miniature Faberge Chair fetched US $ 2.28 Mio

Miniature Faberge Chair 01

In April 2007, at a Sotheby’s Los Angeles auction this stunning miniature Faberge Chair was sold at US $ 2,28 mio.

Miniature Faberge Chair 02

If you are interested in Faberge, check out: Mieks Fabergé Eggs of fellow Dutch woman Annemieke Wintraecken.

Junkyard Clubhouse wrote:

It’s the work of Faberge workmaster Michael Perchin, and is based on furniture designed in 1839 by Leo von Klenze for Tsar Nicholas I for the new Hermitage in St. Petersburg. It’s crafted out of gold and enamel, with the surfaces ground to resemble the grain in mahogany. The front is a removable drawer. Miniature furniture by Faberge is very rare; other similar pieces, including a miniature table and desk, are in the collection of Queen Elisabeth II.

Libeskind Diamond Chair


Photo © Studio Libeskind

As every architect with some self esteem Daniel Libeskind designed a chair. I coined this chair The Diamond Chair, but its official name is Spirit House Chair. It was especially designed for the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. Libeskind designed a new extension to the museum with the name The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. I really believed they missed an ad possibility “The Diamond Chair in The Chrystal”, nést pas?

Libeskind Chrystal Chair in ROM
Here is the chair in The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

Procuction is by Nienkamper… Oops they call the chair the ….. Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

What do you think?