Shrink Chairs


When I started this blog, I had no idea what I would encounter. For me it was and still is an adventure. Take this example: Saul Robins who studies the chairs the New York City shrinks use to see their patients from…I must confess not the most design chairs, but they may be comfy. Actually they have to be comfy while the shrink seats in it the whole day 🙂

Initial Intake
As Featured in the New York Times House + Home Section
This ongoing body of work examines the chair of the New York psychotherapist from the point of view of their clients.
It is from this vantage point that I am interested in exploring the perceptions, associations, and responses to this very private environment.
For many, the role of the psychotherapist holds significant weight, and the importance given to him or her is one of great influence in many people’s lives.

via Saul Robbins – Initial Intake

LuThonetteries in Buenos Aires

LuThonetteries 03
LuThonetteries 02
LuThonetteries 01

From August 16 – September 16, 2007 Argentinean sculptor and designer Pablo Reinoso will show several pieces of his series Thoneteando chairs as homage to the 40 years celebration of a group of lute players.

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Centro Cultural Recoleta
Junin 1930, Buenos Aires, Argentine.
Centro Cultural Recoleta (CCR)

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!