Shell Chair by Marco Sousa Santos

Lisbon-based designer Marco Sousa Santos of Branca-Lisboa has created ‘Shell’, a lounge chair composed of exposed plywood. An array of wooden pieces disperse into a cocoon shape supported by organically emerging legs. The “ribs” are intended to hold pillows and cushions which would adjust to any body shape while allowing each user to personalize their own small sanctuary.


KUBE by Ego

Ego’s new KUBE is not just a chair. Depending on your needs, it can easily be a pouf, a lounger, a sunbed and even a coffee table, too. Pool party, anyone?

Rocking Chair for Two: Sway by Markus Krauss

Sway by Markus Krauss is a rocking lounge chair with a padded seat and a steel rack. Special ‘telescope’ mechanism enables it to become a regular ‘sturdy’ steady chair, and the seat’s shape is made to comfortably fit two users.

Wright mistook a J&J Kohn Rocking Lounger for a Thonet Rocking Lounger

Thonet Rocking Lounger

Some time ago I mentioned this Rocking Lounger that was auctioned at Wright. They attributed it to Thonet. Rather is is a J&J Kohn Lounger as the following 2 excerpts from a 1904 Catalog of both firms clearly demonstrate:

Many thanks to the Chairblog Reader, a real Thonet aficionado based here in Europe, who kindly has sent me the 2 excerpts.

He owns an original himself, you see:

Enignum Collection by Joseph Walsh

Enignum is a chair collection by self-taught Irish designer Joseph Walsh.  Combining art and craftsmanship, the form of each shape is dictated by the existing qualities found in wood. Pictured here are the Enignum Lounge Chair and the Enignum Chair III.



If you have two avid contributors thousands of miles apart, it can happen they are working at the same subject at the same time. As I wanted to quote Joseph a bit more, I deemed it okay in this case to infringe on Julia’s work, rather than posting a comment.

In the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma (‘mystery’) and Lignum (‘wood’), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material.

Hah! Now I can ditch my draft;-)


Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on November 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM