Huit is French for 8.
Upright sitting seems a bit abnormal for this sofa
Huit Sofa is a design of Emanuel Laffon de Mazieres. Nice names!
Emanuel is a Frenchman who sometimes resides in San Francisco. According to his resume on Coroflot he was looking for a job, but from what I see that search won’t last long!
I wouldn’t be surprised if this sofa becomes a Style Icon.
Also found on Yanko Design Siting on a Figure, Elit Alice’s bilingual (Hungarish and English) Blog Number Eight Sofa and Elit Alice’s Trendhunter portfolio Optical Illusion Furniture – No. 8 Huit Sofa
Via Yanko Design I noticed Alexander Reh, a US based artist who graduated in 2001 with a BFA in Design from The University of Texas at Austin and in 2006 with a Masters in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute.
Alexander coined the chair: Fully Loaded Chair
With over 400 12 gauge shotgun shells, this chair truly comes Fully Loaded. The bright brass tips create a massaging texture on the top of the chair, much to the contrary of their intended use.
The back of the chair creates a stark contrast to the front with its web of red hulls protruding outward in an intense array of plastic arterial sections.
Fleck Chair 1990
Fleck Chair’s website is a K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple and Stupid) website. I love it!
About Fleck Chair:
Fleck Chair began as a simple, one-man upholstery shop known as Fleck Custom Upholstery in the early 1960’s. As time went on and our reputation grew, we began a small line of studio sofas and chairs. Some local manufacturers looked to Fleck Custom Upholstering as a source of seating components. As business grew, employees were added, the number of different products produced increased, and Fleck Custom Upholstering became Fleck Upholstering. Fleck Upholstering moved to its present location in 1975 with a 50 x 100 foot building. At first it seemed very large. By 1978 the large building had shrunk and another 50 x 100 section was added on.
Again as the business grew, sales territory was added, employees were added, and our line of upholstered products increased. Fleck Upholstering became Fleck Chair and business continued to grow.
Cramping again lead to another 80 x 53 sq ft extension in 1986.
Today, we market our products in 19 states under the name of Fleck Chair. Our products are also marketed under various other names and are shipped throughout the United States and to many locations around the world.
Rocking Chair with Craddle
Luxist drew my eye to Scott Morrison, the master of the Rocking Chair.
Here I updated a 1700’s style Windsor Nanny Rocker using Sam Maloof’s Classic Rocking Chair design as a basis. I wanted to add interest by creating different shapes for the cradle’s base and its rail. That is, the rail follows the shape of the base (as seen from above) as well as having a shape of its own moving up and down (as seen from the front). A unique side-effect and challenge of this design would then be to create spindles that would connect the asymmetrical shapes of the base and the rail.
The spindles must therefore be duplicated in a uniform manner along the cradle base, while also being dynamically sized to accommodate the bi-directional flow of the rail.
Sand & Birch are the makers of the Velvet Sofa.
This bewitching velvet ribbon sofa – “Velvet” – is a spiral shaped sofa upholstered in a sensual and luxurious smooth velvet. Its wooden frame is covered with a thin layer of polyurethane.
“Velvet” is the latest work by Sand & Birch Luxury Design.
Designers: Andrea Fino and Samanta Snidaro
Sand & Birch Design Studio was founded in 2003 when Andrea Fino and Samanta Snidaro decided to join their different cultural backgrounds and experiences together for a unique project: to re-interpret the concept of furnishing and to bring other meanings, other senses and other lives to Objects.
The Diamond Sofa is an example of how this project has become reality by turning a sofa into a piece of jewellery without losing its original functions.
Andrea Fino has studied law and at present is working in the field of Communication for Government Institutions and has gained experience in Visual Communication for the realization of social events.
Samanta Snidaro has studied architecture in Italy and Spain and has had various experiences in the fields of Photography and Graphics.
Together they began to focus on shapes and design, devoting their efforts mainly to take other natures, hidden or sacrificed for the production demands, out of ordinary objects.
They participated in different national and international contests such as NuoviSegni (Il Sole 24 Ore) with a design of a multifunctional centre for suburbs, the Mitsubishi contest with the design of a concept car and the Nespresso contest with the design of a coffee stick.
In the field of food design they have created products that are still in progress.
Their next project is a sustainable-energy-supplying concept house.