Tango Chair by Aura Living – M&O 2017 (01)

Tango Chair by Aura Living Light
Tango Chair by Aura Living Dark

My Vist to M&O

For years already I had planned to visit Maison and Objet to view with my own eyes the largest interior fair of Europe, but never succeeded until this year 2017. Instead I visited IMM a couple of times. This year I succeeded to visit Paris and will report on this visit starting with this post. As usual I feature one chair design per post.
Blue Tango by Aura Living

About Aura Living

CV Aura Living is an Indonesian company and it seems its website is out of order, but from the new and excellent M&O platform MOM (Mason et Object and More) you can get some background info on the company.

AURA LIVING develops and produces classical, chic, and mid century modern furniture and offers high quality creations adapted to customer lifestyle. Skilled craftsmen and carpenters produce our furniture using time-honored cabinet making techniques. Born from the know-how of Indonesian craftsmen, AURA LIVING produces classical, chic, and mid century modern furniture. Each piece is entirely handcrafted by local craftsmen and carpenters whose skill has been passed on from generation to generation. AURA LIVING also develops bespoke furniture and offers an innovative palette of colors to meet customers’ specific need! The quality of the materials used, the attention to details, and the audacious lines are the guarantee of exceptional furniture.

Joan Burgasser Club Tubchair for Thonet USA


This one at Loisel Vintage


Sketch Found at One Kingslane

Via Ca 20 C via 1stdibs

Joan Burgasser

In a recent comment I gave to the post The Cantilever Chair: By Mart Stam, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe or by Marcel Breuer? I first came across Joan Burgasser as a former employee for many years of Thonet USA. It appears she was in charge of marketing and kept a finr archive of Thonet which off course has a rich history. But also she has designed at least one chair that Thonet USA featured: A tubular tub club chair

See also One Kingslane

Lotus Lounge Chair by Rob Parry

This Lotus Lounge Chair by Rob Parry for Gelderland was for sale somewhere and sold. Via Retrostart

Gamfratesi’s new Targa Lounge Chair for Thonet Vienna

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, now known as Wiener GTV Design, is the Italian/Danish design child of StineGam and Enrico Fratesi, better known as GamFratesi. They recently completed their Targa collection by adding two final designs that exemplify a new idea of comfort and style. The collection is small but robust, consisting of two different sofas, a pouf, and a lounge chair. Each of the pieces comes in striking but neutral colors that are bound to make a statement. The chairs are made of bent beech with an upholstered backrest and Vienna straw border. Soft and curvy, Targa is sleek and luxurious, but not too stuffy. Its round shape encourages intimate and cozy socializing, and is perfect for residential spaces with an unconventional twist.

Via Design Milk

2 Seat by Studio 201

2 Seat

2 Seat

2 Seat

2seat is a chair with two faces that invites you to interact in a new manner with the most often used object, the chair. It is an interactive design due to the fact that by simply turning the chair over, you transform it into a low chair, and the process can be reversed. Both sides are carefully designed, in relation one to each other, in order to control the final volume but without compromising the ergonomy of either one.

Material: birch plywood with natural finish lacquer.

Sizes: L 810 mm x l 400 mm x h 790 mm

Photo Credit: Mihnea Ghildus & 201 Design Studio

Via 201 Design Studio

About Studio 201:

Bucharest, Romania, based 201 Design Studio was founded in 2012 by Ene Mira & Stanciulescu Codrin. They received various international awards and acclaims.