Teneride Chair by Mario Bellini

Teneride by Mario Bellini front
Teneride Chair by Mario Bellini Back

Teneride-by-Mario-Bellini as auctioned by Wright As auctioned by Wright

Teneride Chair by Mario Bellini

I had taken some photo’s from this chair at the Milan Triennale Design Museum last September, not knowing exactly what to think of this extraordinary chair, until Wright had it on auction on June 7, 2012:

185
Mario Bellini
Teneride chair
Cassina
Italy, 1970
molded polyurethane, lacquered wood, lacquered fiberglass
26.25 w x 25.5 d x 35.5 h inches

Made from a single piece of molded polyurethane, this experimental chair was technically difficult to create and was never put into production.

Estimate: $7,000–9,000
Result: $35,000

And now I’m more confused: Was the one I photographed a prototype? This prototype, or are there more prototypes?

Rose Chair by Masanori Umeda for Edra

Rose Chair by Masanori Umeda for Edra

Milan Triennale Design Museum (1)

In September, 2011, I visited the Milan Triennale Design Museum which has many designer chairs on display and in its permanent collection. I’ll devote a some posts to their collection.

Rose Chair

This Rose Chair was designed by Masanori Umeda for Edra.

Anziano Chair by John Hutton

Anziano Chair by John Hutton

Anziano Chair by John Hutton

Via wyckoffwoodworks:

“Anziano” Side Chair /1989-1990 

Designer: John Hutton

Manufacturer: Donghia Furniture

Bent plywood, steel, rubber

31 3/4 x 19 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. (80.6 x 50.5 x 53 cm)

(Source: Brooklyn Museum)

Hopmi Chair by Rietveld Discovered in 2008

Hopmi Chair by Rietveld

Hopmi Chair by Gerrit Rietveld

In 2008 this chair was donated as lose parts in a bag to the Centraal Museum of Utrecht, a Dutch museum with a large collection of Rietveld furniture. Although the design was known. It was believed this chair was never produced. Well until it was donated to the museum: It appeared a small Dutch manufacturer by the name of Hopmi had produced some pieces. Originally Hopmi produced locks for bikes, but in the prewar 30ies it ventured into furniture because of the economic depression. The chair can be taken apart and stored as a flatpack. Ikea avant la lettre.

Via Design Blog.

Update

Just to demonstrate how wonderfully small the world has become with Internet:

I searched a bit on Hopmi and it turned out that the factory made other parts for bikes as well. I found this shield:
Hopmi Shield in China Bicycle Museum

Found on a Dutch Blog reporting about a visit of the China Bicycle Museum in Beijing….

Via Chinablog.nl

Splatter Chair 1 by Richard Artschwager

Splatter Chair 1 by Richard Artschwager

Splatter Chair 1 by Richard Artschwacher

Found this piece at Designbooms article still life with chair – installations and manipulations of the undemanding object. It is part of the MoMa Collection.