It is very well possible that Jean-Paul Gaultier knew of this chair when he designed his “Ben Hur” Chair.
Anyway, the Tecta rep at the 2011 IMM Cologne booth was not aware of the existence of the Ben Hur Chair. He was just swiveling the chair that I wanted to take a photo of and kept standing in the way. Then all of a sudden there came two other photographers who claimed space to take photo’s. The life of a reporter is not always easy. But I solved it by taking a photo of one of the two guys in a D62.
El Lissitzky designed this D62 chair in 1928.
Another term for this type of armchair is Barrel Chair.
I was wrong in my previous post: There are more nudevertisers for chairs. Only when I saw these pictures again, I realized I had seen them earlier.
At that earlier occasion I was not able to grab the photos efficiently and let it pass.
Now I have an efficient way of grabbing photos from all over the web, since I have installed a mini blog parallel to this blog: Chair Blog | Tumblr with widget and all and the possibility to read it in your News Reader.