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:

Downloadable Chair by Design Nobis

Turkish Student Design Collective: Downloadable Chair

Via Core77 Design Blog I discovered this downloadable Chair from Turkish Student Design Collective DesigN Nobis…err When I later visited their site, it is not so clear it is a design collective..

Last edited by gje on May 30, 2010 at 4:27 PM

One Shot .Mgx Stool

One Shot Stool

One Shot Stool

Designed by Parisian designer Patrick Jouin for Belgian Materialise. Featured at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Push lightly down on the center handle and the piece untwists into its functional form. One shot .mgx was purchased for the MoMA in NYC collection.

Via Luxist by Unica Home.

Gerrit Rietveld Baby Chair (1919) by Frederica Cavallin

Federica Cavallin made this model of Gerrit Rietveld’s 1919 Kinderstoel (Child or Baby Chair) as part of her study. Her sites has disappeared since publishing this post.

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.