This is a rare set of salesman sample furniture made by Thonet, the master of bentwood furniture creator of the iconic bentwood chairs that altered the direction of furniture design. We estimate the manufacture date to be in the late 1860s. This four piece set is comprised of love seat, chair, rocking chair and table. The maker’s original paper label stating Thonet, Wien (Vienna) Austria, is still affixed to the underside of the table. The bentwood is in very good condition, retaining its original finish with beautiful patina. The wicker is destroyed on all but the rocker, upon which it is in excellent condition. The label is proof positive that Thonet manufactured this remarkable set. It truly is an exceptional and rare find. We offer it in original as found condition. This set is featured, but unattributed, on page 30 and 31 of the publication Bentwood and Metal Furniture. Our set is attributed as it retains the makers label. Thonet Bent solid beechwood, Cane Doll
For sale via Surfing Cowboys
Inspired by the iconic Acapulco chair that has its roots in folk design, modernism, and Hollywood glamour, this version designed by Ivdesign is reinterpreted in metal to harmonize ergonomic comfort with retro-modern aesthetic form. The cone-shaped seat is made of three copper wedges (available also in polished brass) supported by three black iron legs. A special process is used to increase the brightness and lightness of the metal, adding a unique shiny finish. A true classic, this chair will be a striking focal point in any decor.
Ivdesign = Francesca Braga Rosa e Ivano Vianello.
One of my U.F.O.’s (Un Finished Objects):
The 1001 Chair or maybe 1001 Daybed was designed by Thomas Hiemann and Markus Dilger as part of a course at the Berlin Art University (ID5 Interactive Systems faculty) as the result of an iterative draft design process with support of Prof. Burkhard Schmitz and Katina Sostmann.
Via Fully Constrained.
Funny to see that a WordPress blog with two entries can have such an impact that all the major design blogs picked it up (except we off course)…
Freya Lounge Chair by Says Who
Freya Lounge is also rooted in classic Danish furniture design. The chair appears modern with its dynamic lines and elegant profile. The composition is simple and well thought through, and at the same time optimized to a modern furniture production. Its lower height and wide seat combined with the lounge slope gives the chair great seating comfort. Combined with the simple and beautiful design it is suitable for a large variety of areas such as lounges and lobbies. With its lounge version the Freya line has been extended to be used in a variety of areas, keeping the same design expression. Freya Lounge is available all in wood, with seat and back in 10 beautiful linoleum colours or upholstered as well as in combinations of these surfaces.
About Says Who:
We are Nikolaj and Kasper. We are Says Who Design. We are both designers, and we work together for furniture manufactures and brands. Our style is rooted in the great traditions of Scandinavian design, and its love for simplicity, minimalism and functionality. We are part of the movement of New Scandinavian Design. On one hand we respect our design heritage, and on the other hand, we reinvent it to fit into our present time.
Designed for Magnus Oleson
A friend bought this chair as a limited edition by Richard Hutten. I’ve looked around but didn’t find any reference…..
I’m glad I have so many dear readers who occasionally help me out.
Dear Guido, The so-called Lamp Chair on your blog this week is not by Richard Hutten himself, but has something to do with him. The chair was brought to market by Hidden at the time, a Dutch label in which Richard Hutten was closely involved. In any case, Hutten designed a number of furniture for Hidden, but if I am not mistaken, he was also the founder / owner of this label.
The chair in question is called ‘POF 1’, was designed in 1997 by the Swiss design collective N2 and is an adaptation of a classic model by the also Swiss manufacturer HorgenGlarus. At N2, at least Jörg Boner and Christian Deuber were involved. Below are a few useful links:
Hopefully I have answered your question about this chair for the most important part.
Kind regards, P v D
I kind of guessed already it was a Horgen Chair, but hesitated as I didn’t know of a connection between Richard and Horgenglarus…