Free Falling Chair by Ezri Tarazi
Ezri took a lady dummy or mannequin, filled it with concrete and let it plunge into a trapezoidal box made from a perforated metal sheets.
The chair is formed.
Design: Ezri Tarazi
Design Assistance: Guy Mishali and Guy Ben Adon
Studio Tarazi Ltd. copyright 2011
This work was published on October 18, 2011 as a memento for Israeli Soldier, Gilad Shalit, who came back from isolated captivity after more than 5 years, and as a salute to his firmness.
Found this chair via edgina on Tumblr:
Rover Chair by Ron Arad
With the post: Chair Candy 1: Ron Arad at the Centre Pompidou in Paris I meant to start a small series of posts of Ron Arad’s solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, an exhibition that later was featured in Moma It stayed a very small series.
Recently I refound the photo’s I took there as I was reorganizing my photo’s and intended to go on with the series under Ron’s own lemma Chair Candy. For some time I’ve used Chair Candy as a nickname for chairs designed by Ron Arad. First it was a category. Later I reorganized the blog and made from many categories tags…there was a Chair Candy tag even….more rationalization did me get rid of the Chair Candy tag.
Jean Prouvé Rare demountable chair, model no. CB22, 1947
Two of these chairs were sold for $56,250 each at a NYC auction of Phillips in December 2012.
Another one of 1948 is for sale at Phillips in London next week.
Update: Where it was sold for £50,000….as the £ is a bit higher than the $, I would say the prices are moving up.
Drawing Room Side Chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Sold at Phillips for a whopping $206,500 in a December 2012 sale in NYC.
The chair was designed for the drawing room of Hous’Hill, Catherine Cranston’s residence at Nitshill, Glasgow, in 1904.
Prototype Dining Chair by Nanna Ditzel
This prototype three legged dining chair will be on auction at Phillips in London on April 29, 2014. Estimated between £5,000 – 7,000. It was upheld.