Oshar Vazquez: A Young Mexican Designer

Emma 360 Rocking Chair by Oshar Vazquez
Emma 360 Rocking Chair by Oshar Vazquez

About Oshar Vazguez
He is 23 years old and in his last year studying Industrial Design at Autonoma de Guadalajara University (UAG) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Oshar made the Emma 360 Rocking Chair himself: “..Design is not only a matter of drawing and rendering, but also a matter of putting your hands at work!!”
Via Coroflot Portfolios.

Sonic Chair

Sonic Chair 01

In the Sonic Chair you are seated in the speaker.

Sonic Chair

Off course they are available in many colors.

Sonic Chair 03

I am not sure I could withstand sitting in them for a long time….

Fleck Chair

Fleck Chair 1990
Fleck Chair 1990

Fleck Chair’s website is a K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple and Stupid) website. I love it!

About Fleck Chair:

Fleck Chair began as a simple, one-man upholstery shop known as Fleck Custom Upholstery in the early 1960’s. As time went on and our reputation grew, we began a small line of studio sofas and chairs. Some local manufacturers looked to Fleck Custom Upholstering as a source of seating components. As business grew, employees were added, the number of different products produced increased, and Fleck Custom Upholstering became Fleck Upholstering. Fleck Upholstering moved to its present location in 1975 with a 50 x 100 foot building. At first it seemed very large. By 1978 the large building had shrunk and another 50 x 100 section was added on.

Again as the business grew, sales territory was added, employees were added, and our line of upholstered products increased. Fleck Upholstering became Fleck Chair and business continued to grow.

Cramping again lead to another 80 x 53 sq ft extension in 1986.

Today, we market our products in 19 states under the name of Fleck Chair. Our products are also marketed under various other names and are shipped throughout the United States and to many locations around the world.

Hans Wegner Sawbench Chair

Photo thanks to Danish Furniture

I post this chair as a tribute to my father. This was one of his favorite chairs. You don’t need cushions for a comfortable seating. It kept you for hours uninterruptedly very comfortably, even when you are tall (I am 6’4, or 1.90 m). That is a sign of good design.

With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner (1914) made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Mølle’s architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.

With more than 500 different chair designs Wegner is the most prolific Danish designer to date. His international breakthrough and greatest sales success came in 1949 when he designed the Round chair. The American magazine Interiors featured the chair on the cover and referred to it as the world’s most beautiful chair. The chair rose to stardom when used in the televised presidential debates between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960 and has since been known simply as The Chair.

The real beauty of Wegner’s genius must be seen in context with his collaboration with master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. The attitude with which Johannes Hansen accepted the young designe’s ideas was the perfect combination between designer and craftsman. Their collaboration went on for many years, and they presented their work at the Cabinetmaker’s show every year from 1941 – 1966.

I chair

I chair

I Chair

In the same line as the previous post a classic rocking chair for the boy’s room with built in Ipod docking station cum speakers. For $399.- the I Chair is yours by PB Teen shop