Bone x Skin by Taiho Shin of Korean studio Maezm is a chair constructed from a lightweight wooden ‘bone’ made of “hanji”, a traditional Korean paper made from mulberry tree fibers, and solid carbon fiber that gives the chair its ‘skin’.
The Nemo Chair – or Mono Chair in the USA – is distributed in the US by Miami, Florida, based Nancy Beckham and Jane Issa who have formed Beckham & Issa. They are two hotel entrepreneurs who met while operating hotels in Jamaica and have partly focused on the Lloyd Loom process and represent the British Lloyd Loom of Spalding.
About Lloyd Loom
Lloyd Loom is the name given to woven fabric and furniture that was invented by Marshall Burns Lloyd in 1917. It inspired a generation of furniture designers in the 1920’s and 30’s, associated with the art-deco period and the classic ocean-going liners of the time and it remains a timeless and classic style of furniture that endures to this day. It became immensely popular in the UK before the London factory was tragically destroyed in the war, spelling an end to large scale production.
Lloyd Loom fabric weave is made from twisted paper and wire and the frames are traditionally made from steam-bent beech wood. The furniture is renowned for its longevity and durability. Inferior models imported from the Far East, still widely available, are made on flimsy rattan frames which have neither the strength nor the longevity of real Lloyd Loom.
Via Design Milk.
I found this image of the LCP Lounge Chair by Maarten van Severen at Hive, an interesting Portland, USA, based chair distributor.
LCP – “Low Chair Plastic” – is a fitting name for this low lounge chair. Created with a single piece of molded transparent plastic which spirals around itself to form a radically innovative seat. Thanks to an exclusive technology, LCP is elastic, soft and resistant in spite of its light and transparent appearance.
This one is made by Kartell in Italy while most other chairs by Maarten van Severen, one of my favorite chair designers, are made by Vitra in Germany/Switzerland
Hive was founded in 2002 with the idea that Good Design can and should be presented in an inspired, knowledgeable and friendly manner.
From humble beginnings fueled primarily on inspiration, hive has grown to inhabit its own free-standing building in the Pearl District, Portland’s most upscale urban neighborhood. We are proud to be an authorized retailer for Alessi, Artemide, Artifort, Carl Hansen, Cassina, Flos, Kartell, Knoll & Vitra to name just a few. hive has been noted in national magazines such as Dwell, Index, In Style, Lucky and Western Interiors magazines.
And thanks to my visit to La Suite I now can share my own photos of a black leather with white stitches Utrecht or Metz Armchair by Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld with you. It is much smaller than I had imagined. I love it!