Chair 777

Chair 777

Chair 777 is a very clever design. With a twist of your arm you can use it to sit, relax or lounge.

It’s made from recyclable cardboard by the German artists/designer collective Die Fabrik which means The Factory. Its members are probably located in Würzburg [in a prior version I had mentioned Berlin, apparently erroneously].

Via Design Spotter

Last edited by gje on April 6, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair for sale at Christie’s

Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair
Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair
Photo thanks to Luxist

Luxist, Core 77 and Trendhunter mention this lounge chair to be auctioned at Christie’s for an expected amount of US $ 2,4 mio.
Marc Newson, UK’s Royal Designer for Industry, designed it.

One reader at Luxist comments:

This chair was made famous by Madonna in her 1993 video for the song Rain. A fantastic video that certainly stands up to today’s standards. It was soon after this I saved up to buy my first watch as a kid from ikepod, also designed by the fabulous Marc Newson.

Design Matcher gives the following explanation:

After his graduation in 1984 he staged an exhibition and featured this aluminium chaise longue, the Lockheed Lounge – at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney. The sensual, curvaceous shape of the Lockheed Lounge is based on Newson’s vision of a “fluid metallic form, like a giant blob of mercury,” which has become the keystone of his design vocabulary. Named after the American aircraft manufacturer, the chair’s body is covered with nonoverlapping aluminum sheets joined with blind rivets, giving the impression on an airplane body.

Marc Newson’s Biography.

Added Seprember 15, 2007:

Looking further into the Christie’s site I see that this lounge chair is for sale at the London Kingstreet auction of Oktober 14, 2007.

Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair 02

Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge Chair
Photo thanks to Christie’s

I show two pictures as the Christie’s photo seems a better picture of the chair actually on sale.

Christie’s Lotfinder:

Marc Newson (b. 1963)
Lockheed Lounge LC-1
impressed ‘Basecraft Sydney’
aluminium sheets, blind rivets, fibreglass
34½ x 24 x 64½in. (87.5 x 61 x 164cm.)
Designed in 1985, this work is number seven from an edition of ten.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in February 1993.

Finally:

On occasion, Christie’s has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale which may include guaranteeing a minimum price or making an advance to the consignor that is secured solely by consigned property. This is such a lot. This indicates both in cases where Christie’s holds the financial interest on its own, and in cases where Christie’s has financed all or a part of such interest through a third party. Such third parties generally benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold successfully and may incur a loss if the sale is not successful.

Update
The final bid was a bit at the low side of the estimate: UK Pnd 748,500.-

1956 TV Debut of Charles And Ray Eames’ Lounge Chair on NBC

Thanks to Archinect I came across two Youtube videos of a NBC show where Charles and Ray Eames introduce among tubular steel chairs they designed for the Herman Miller company and some footage of a film of their home that was produced for MoMa and their card house their famous Eames Lounge Chair:

Part 1 gives a general introduction.

In part 2 the Eames Lounge Chair is launched:

A historic document I would say!

Lawn Chair

Lawn Chair

Lawn Chair

The lawn chair is fabricated from renewable materials of steel, rubber and felt, and then finished with a layer of sod or ground cover. It is contoured for comfort and fully functional. Before sod, the chaise body weighs 25 lbs. and can be shipped dissembled from its base. When upholstered with sod, it is easily movable by two people. The lawn chair is equipped with a built-in moisturizing system that promotes even distribution of moisture under the sod, thereby minimizing evaporation and run-off. The lawn chair comes in a choice of 3 bases: a concrete footing base, a lightweight double metal base and a caster base for greater ease of mobility.

Via Trendhunter, by Fung + Blatt, architects in Los Angeles, USA.