Chair Paintings (2): Christiaan Kuitwaard

Christiaan Kuitwaard Chair

I took this photo of a chair painting dated 2000 by Christiaan Kuitwaard, a Dutch painter born 1965, on December 30, 2007, in Dutch Museum Belvédére.

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.

Istanbul 2003 Biennial: A Chair Installation

Doris Salcedo Chair installation at the Istanbul 2003 Biennial

Istanbul 2003 Biennial: A Chair Installation

Recently I visited the 2007 Istanbul Biennial.

While browsing the web and preparing a couple of posts for my other Blog about this visit, I thought I had missed this installation, but now I am assured that these were pictures of the 2003 Istanbul Bienial. Thanks to Pytr75 (alias Belgian Pieter van den Dorpe).

Wearable Chairs: Pret-a-Thonet

Wearable Chairs on the Catwalk: Pret-a-Thonet 00

Argentinean Sculptor and designer Pablo Reinoso has designed the Thoneteando series of sculptured chairs based on old Thonet chair designs which he gave a twist.

Pret-a-Thonet is a metaphor for chairs you can wear or wearable chairs.

Wearable Chairs on the Catwalk: Pret-a-Thonet 01

For the first time they appeared on a catwalk as part of the 2007 Autumn / Winter fashion show of David Delfin.

Wearable Chairs on the Catwalk: Prêt-à-Thonet 02

For the second time they will appear in the presentation of the Spring / Summer Fashion collection of Martin Churba, titled Tropico, on August 21, 2007 in Buenos Aires, Palacio del Correo Central, Samiento 151.

Pablo Reinoso: Thoneteando – Variations on Thonet

Pablo Reinoso
Pablo Reinoso

Thanks to Luis of Mocoloco I came across Pablo Reinoso, an Argentinean sculptor and designer who has designed chairs of his own:

Pablo Reinoso High Chair
Pablo Reinoso High Chair

But for me, and maybe for many others he is more important as the sculptor of Thoneteando, or variations on old Thonet chair designs which he gives a twist:

Thoneteando 1
Rising Thonet ?
Thoneteando 2
Melting Thonet?
Thoneteando 3
Skirted Thonet, or Thonet ‘a la Hawaienne?

Until September 8, 2007 there is an exhibition of the Thoneteando series in Buenos Aires, in Gallerie Ruth Benzacar.

I love it as Thonet afficionado!

Added August 13, 2007

And here a video I found: