b.a-ba: Monobloc Makeover by Cyrille Candas

b.a-ba-orange-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-blue-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-green-monobloc by Cyrille Candas

b.a-ba-red-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
I felt I needed two posts, Via’s Carte Blance for the Costes Chair and the connection between Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti as an intro for this post…

Currently Via has an exposition until December 31, 2011, b.a-ba. It showcases a new way of giving the (in)famous Monobloc Plastic Chair a worthy second life. A Monobloc Rehab one could say. Emmaus is a huge French organization that annually takes in thousands and thousands chairs that cannot be resold. Among them plenty of Monoblocs. In addition it recycles tons and tons of textile unsuitable for reuse. French designer Cyrille Candas has brought the two together with paint. She has the textile ground into a short fiber called floc an mixes the floc with colorful paint. She also gave it a label (b.a-ba) and there is a new sustainable brand being born. Quite sustainable I would say. And we have an addition for our own colorful palettes of chair colors we are slowly, but gradually building into color portfolios here on the blog and via pinterest.

Emeco uses Tumblr for Chairvertizing – 111 Chair Project

I love it when an old family owned company like Emeco tries new venues. For its 111 Chairs Project it gave 111 influencers 111 type 111 chairs and interviewed them at the same time….The interviews can be found on 111 Navy Chairs, a Tumblr Blog.

I feature the Kirk Dina interview as it fits our Chairchez L’Homme series perfectly.

I retumblrd it an then use Press This to create the body of this post. It works fine now.

Director and Storyteller, Kirk Dianda is best known for his ability to intimately capture people and their story on film. With a passion for skateboarding, his first creative pursuit straight out of high school was 411VM, a skateboard video magazine. The success of 411, launched an industry of its own, producing films and videos, video game content, commercials, music and music videos, with Kirk as the Creative Director.

For a peek into his world, check out his avant-garde blog; OPP (Other People’s Posts), an ongoing collection of likable products and stories, stolen from throughout the web on a daily basis.

Kirk Dinda thanks Emeco here

via 111navychairs – Kirk Dianda.

Thonet Store in Frankfurt

Thonet Store in Frankfurt
Hot from our own The Chair-Blog Daily:

Thonet opens Flagshipstore in Frankfurt

It features a diversity of modern and timeless furniture across design history: from the famous bentwood coffee house chair to tubular steel furniture from the Bauhaus era to the most recent designs by renowned designers and architects. The store’s interior design offers an overview of our program, from the contract to the living segment.
The Square in Frankfurt

With a total floor area of more than 200,000 square meters and a length of 660 m THE SQUAIRE is currently Europe’s largest office and business building. It is situated in the center of mobility at Frankfurt Airport above the long-distance train station in direct vicinity to the autobahn.

West 11, Ebene 5 (Atrium), Flughafen
D-60600 Frankfurt

T. +49 69 794 02 77 0


Opening hours
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

Golden Mermaid Couch from Aisha Gadhafi

Golden Mermaid Couch from Aisha Gadhafi

And in order to show that we also cover Chair News (sometimes):

From:Photoblog MSN:

A rebel fighter poses for a photo as he sits on a two seater couch with golden mermaid with the face of Aisha Gadhafi, the daughter of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in her house in Tripoli, Libya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011