The Hara Chair by Giorgio Gurioli

Hara Chair White
White Hara Chair
Orange Hara Chair
Orange Hara Chair

I came across this chair while writing about BAD, an Italian Design B&B on my other Blog and didn’t know about its origins until I saw a photo somewhere else.

The Hara Chair
is a 2002 design by Giorgio Gurioli for Kundalini of Italy. It is a bio-energetic seat, handmade in lacquered fiberglass. It is ideal for outdoors thanks to a treatment against ultra-violet rays and the strong resistance of the material to temperature changes. It looks beautiful indoors as well. Available in 4 colors, 2 of which I show here. Dimensions: 31.5″w x 35.5″h x 31.5″d

About Giorgio Gurioli
He began his career as planner and designer for companies such as Motorola, Rockwell, Digital and Teko. He worked with companies manufacturing electro-medical instruments, robotics, etc. He is involved in the design of office furniture. In 1991 he was co-founder of Syn Design. In 1995 he founded Mix Experience. He planned and designed in various sectors amongst which were: Luxo Italia, Out Look Zelco, Martini and Viceversa. In 1987 he was elected for the 14th Golden Compass (Compasso d’Oro) for the design of Filly the folding chair, for the workstation XYZ. At the 1989 Office Design Competition, he won an award with honours. At the 1990 Tecnhotel ADI for his umbrella stand Oyster, at the 16th Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) he gained recognition for both the Oyster umbrella stand and his paint gun system Zeus,he was present at the 17th Triennale in Milan with the design of a robot in collaboration with ET Engineering Team, he took part on the Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design show, at the MOMA in New York, in 1995 he was once again called up with Syn Design by the 17th Compasso d’Oro for the book-holder Tra. He is lecturer of Planning and Design Methodology at the ISIA of Faenza.

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Feichtner Design: Axiome Chair

The Axiome Chair, 2006, aluminum, powder coated.

About Buchegger, Denoth and Feichter Design

The Austrian designers Bernhard Buchegger, Michael Denoth and Thomas Feichtner, based in Linz, Austria, understand “Axiome” as a counter strategy to an economically motivated concept of design. Instead of creating objects according to economic criteria, they search for a strategy apart of globalization and mass production. Their work is dominated by cultural and artistic aspects of design, by formal development as well as a break with the concept of design as a function of purpose. According to them the future lies with products having a regional and cultural reference, fabricated by way of small-scale manufacture.

Buchegger, Denoth, Feichtner declare the definition of “industrial design” as being obsolete and predict a movement back to “manufactories”.

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More of them him to follow.

Update November 17, 2009:

Somebody informed me that there was a mistake here: BD and F are an advertising agency and Thomas Feichtner has his own site

Last edited by gje on November 17, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Sand and Birch: Softpipe Lounger

Softpipe
The Sofpipe Lounger

If you look at this chair, seating on it is as if you are going to take place on the lap of an elegantly long legged lady. I featured Sand and Birch earlier with their Velvet Sofa. They are Trendhunters (albeit with a typo in their port folio which is named: “Snadbirch”) like yours truly.

A Porcelain Chair Teapot

Cardew Royal Albert Wicker Chair Teapot
Paul Cardew Royal Albert Wicker Chair Teapot
Paul Cardew Pormierion Chair Teapot
Paul Cardew Portmierion Chair Teapot

I didn’t know china chair teapots existed, but they do.

About Paul Cardew, Master Teapot Maker
Over the last fifteen years Paul Cardew has established himself as the world’s preeminent designer and producer of collectible teapots.

His talents have also been widely recognized by museums art galleries and the British Tea Council for whom he designed a special range of teapots in the late 80’s.

His obsession with producing ever more imaginative and intricate designs has remarkably not sent him “potty”. His youthfulness and energy bear witness to the naturally reviving qualities of tea.

You can find more about Paul Cardew and more of his chair teapots at the site Cardew Club

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The photo’s of this post are borrowed from Trojan Horse Antiques & Collectibles

Etsy

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Etsy is a wonderful site of inspiration for ChairBlog.

A search for chair gave 1414 items today

From its press page I gathered following:

What is Etsy?

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade.

Its intention is to offer viable alternatives to mass-produced objects in the world marketplace, and to encourage consumers to be aware of the social and environmental implications of their purchases.

The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Etsy has been created to help them reconnect, and swing the pendulum back to a time when we bought our bread from the baker, food from the grocer, and shoes from the cobbler.

Etsy’s Beginning

Etsy was conceived by Rob Kalin (27) in early 2005. A painter, carpenter, and photographer, Rob found there was no viable marketplace to exhibit and sell his creations online- other E-commerce sites having become too inundated with fraud, overstock electronics, and broken appliances. Ever industrious, he, along with Chris Maguire (25) and Haim Scoppik (27), designed the site, wrote the code, assembled the servers, spliced the cables, and launched Etsy on June 18th, 2005 after only three sleepless months.

Brooklyn-based Etsy now has 48 full-time employees, approximately 650,000 registered users, 60,000 of whom are individual artists selling more than 950,000 of their handmade creations.

Etsy Blog

Etsy has its own Blog: The Storque.