I came across this Ice Cream Chair by Verner Panton in the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen.
Hans Hollein was an Austrian Architect who also studied extensively in the USA (Chicago and California). For me he rose to fame with Haas House in Vienna, just opposite the Stephansdome….he drew a lot of fuzz and critique when it was built, but now every Wiener is glad it mirrors the Stephansdome so nicely. He designed two sofa’s for Poltronova….one of them the Marilyn.
Just imagine the lady draped on this sofa…it would fit, wouldn’t it?
In 2005 at Christie’s it fetched a whopping USD 14,016,000
When you follow this link to Yatzer, you can read an interesting story about the making of a short film about this whole Hopper project.
For the SingaPlural exhibition, we were invited to participate and re-interpret the iconic “Kopitiam” Chair.
Using parts from another chair, we transformed our piece into a 3-legged seat with the third leg styled to resemble a walking stick. Our intent was to personify the chair as an elderly man who is in serious need of a break. Fact is, his retirement is long overdue.
“I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the “Kopitiam” Chair. Unfortunately, it is one of the most clichéd props used by cafés and restaurants seeking an instant shot of old world charm. From a practical view, it is heavy, cumbersome, drags noisily across the floor and cannot be stacked. There are definitely better and “younger” chairs out there that can take its place. My wish is for the Elderly Chair to be left to enjoy his retirement in peace.”
Found at andLarry Elderly Chair