Crest Chaise by Zaha Hadid at Imperative Design
‘Imperative Design’ at Barbara Davis gallery
Located in Houston, Texas, Barbara Davis gallery is currently showing ‘Imperative Design’ a new exhibit curated by
Lauren Rottet. the show began on January 26 and features works by Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Mark Holmes,
Arik Levy, Greg Lynn, David Mocarski and Lauren Rottet. The works chosen for this show demonstrate ‘the
inevitability and importance of reaching a point today in which everyone has access to modern furnishings and
the like’ as rottet explains. The exhibit will run until March 1st
Bikini Chair by Wiel Arets
Bikini Chair in Black and white by Wiel Arets
About the Reversible Bikini Lounger
Apparently this is the first ever chair that Gutzz produces. The chair is yet in preproduction phase.
A reversible reclining chair. It looks so simple, but crazily enough no one has ever thought of it before. Top architect and designer Wiel Arets together with Gutzz has managed to come up with a uniquely shaped chair on which you can lie on your back or on your front to sun yourself. Courage and innovative thinking have gone into this magnificently designed, extremely comfortable and ergonomic chaise longue upholstered in luxury fabric.
I dare to claim that there are more reversible designs around. See for instance the Chair 777.
About Wiel Arets
Born in The Netherlands in 1955. He established Wiel Arets Architect & Associates in Heerlen in 1984. He has held a number of academic positions. From 1988 to 1992 he was Diploma Unit Master at the Architectural Association London. From 1991 to 1994 he was Visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York. In 1992 he was visiting Professor at Cooper Union in New York. Furthermore from 1995 to 2002 he was dean of the Berlage Institute Rotterdam. Since 2004 he is professor at the University of Arts in Berlin. In the same year he established a second office in Amsterdam.
Among his most innovative projects are the Academy of Art and Architecture in Maastricht and the University Library in Utrecht.
Via Dutch language Architecten Web.
Emma 360 Rocking Chair by Oshar Vazquez
About Oshar Vazguez
He is 23 years old and in his last year studying Industrial Design at Autonoma de Guadalajara University (UAG) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Oshar made the Emma 360 Rocking Chair himself: “..Design is not only a matter of drawing and rendering, but also a matter of putting your hands at work!!”
Via Coroflot Portfolios.
The Sofpipe Lounger
If you look at this chair, seating on it is as if you are going to take place on the lap of an elegantly long legged lady. I featured Sand and Birch earlier with their Velvet Sofa. They are Trendhunters (albeit with a typo in their port folio which is named: “Snadbirch”) like yours truly.