Chair Blog on Instagram

byjuliaosovskayaEveryone, we have some exciting news – Chair Blog can now be found on Instagram at @chairblog.eu! We’ll be sharing interior inspiration and cool chair sightings from around the globe, so come follow along! And if you spot a famous chair in some glorious surroundings, use the hashtag #chairblog to let us see it too 😉

P.S. The chair pictured is a BKF Chair aka the “Butterfly Chair” by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy. It’s produced by Knoll.

Photo: Julia Osovskaya

The Acapulco Chair

Chair Blog is 7,5 years old. This blog might as well be the biggest online chair encyclopedia out there. Is it any surprise that when I need info on a certain chair I first turn to Chair Blog?

Now imagine my surprise when even 7,5 years of blogging about chairs didn’t prove to be enough to return any items on my “Acapulco chair” search. I just had to step in and add this one to the collection!

acapulco1The brief history memo on the Apartment Therapy website shares the following:

Legend has it that a French tourist was visiting Acapulco in the ’50s and was uncomfortably hot atop a solidly-constructed chair in the Mexico sunshine. Inspired by the open string construction of traditional Mayan hammocks nearby, he designed a chair fit for the modern tropics.

So the first Acapulco chair was produced in the ’50s. It’s usually made of vinyl cords on a metal frame and has most commonly been used as outdoor lounge seating. However, the designers of today have been producing many variations on the classic, changing the shape of the frame and using other materials such as leather and cotton cord. Today the Acapulco chair is successfully used indoors, too.

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I love how one can easily customize their Acapulco chair by using their favorite thrown on or a pillow or even by weaving over it. Search for the Acapulco chair on Pinterest, find your preferred version and you might just fall in love!

N.B. Let’s be fair though and mention that Guido happened to unknowingly add a glimpse of the Acapulco chair just recently. This post from October 21st features Claudia Cardinale posing in a… what appears to be an Acapulco chair! Great minds think alike, eh?

P.S. Yes, I’ve effectively stepped down from being a regular contributor to this beloved online publication a few years back due to a new demanding job (and therefore lack of time). I, however, have continued to help out with the Facebook page whenever I stumbled upon a worthy chair related piece of information.

Images via vtwonen.nl

ECAL: Rocking Chair That Knits You a Hat While You’re Rocking

Rocking Chair That Knits You a Hat While You're Rocking

Rocking Knit

by ECAL students Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex is a chair that fashions its user a beanie as they leisurely rock back and forth, activating gears that put the machine to work as its sitter relaxes.

The design was shown in the Ruckstuhl building as part of ECAL‘s Low-Tech Factory exposition during Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, Switzerland, and was created in response to the exhibition’s theme, where students were required to reinterpret the idea of manufacture.

 

Via designboom.com

poSTOOLate Project

poSTOOLate Project

poSTOOLate Project

PoSTOOLate, that opened in Minsk, Belarus, October 19 and will last till November  3, is a joined exhibition project of Belarusian Union of Designers, Belarusian State University of Arts and Culture and Belarusian State Academy of Arts. The exhibition presents authors’ visions of a chair as an utilitarian object, an art-object and an artistic image in graphic arts, and will lay a foundation for creation and further development of Belarusian Chair Museum collection.

A chair museum is always a good idea, isn’t it? Another great thing happening within the poSTOOLate exhibition is the Chair Design Competition:

It is believed that every architect or designer has to create his own chair. Many of these iconic objects are now cherished in worlds’ most prominent museum collections and are named after their creators: chairs by Le Corbusier, Mackintosh, Rietveld, Aalto, Dickson, Stark are still considered masterpieces of high art. We think that such simple object as a chair clearly illustrates one of the main poSTOOLates of design as a unity of function, image and form.

Baud by Vito Selma

Baud by Vito Selma

Baud by Vito Selma

Baud by Vito Selma

Baud seat by Vito Selma is meant to “capture the essence of the wave”. From the designer:

“Few languages capture the essence of the wave quite like the Cebuano variant; almost perfectly emulating the smoothness and solidness of water as it crashes against the surf, the sift and swirl of water as it curls inward and out from itself. This collection is a tribute to the ocean that has forever kept the island city of home… home in its undulating embrace.”