Asymmetrical Wing Chair by Yuniic

Asymmetrical Wing Chair by Yuniic

Asymmetrical Wing Chair by Yuniic

stockholm furniture fair 08 / greenhouse:

Yuniic is the Zurich based design studio of Thierry Villavieja and Christina Primschitz. They presented their Asymmetrical Wing Chair.

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Outdoor seating Mr Gardener by Jonas Wagell

Mr Gardener

Stockholm furniture fair 08 / greenhouse: Mr Gardener outdoor seating by Jonas Wagell .

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Mind Chair by Peter Marigold

Peter Marigold created the Mind Chair together with Beta Tank. It’s first public appearance is at MoMa’s Design and the Elastic Mind exposition starting February 24, 2008. The idea is to “see” images with the skin of your back.

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Marc Newson Bucky Chair at Christie’s NYC

Marc Newson Bucky Chair

Marc Newson Bucky Chair
Photo thanks to Christie’s

Another Newson chair

Lotfinder:

MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
Estimate: 2,000 – 3,000 U.S. dollars
Special Notice: This lot is offered without reserve.

Update: The lot fetched $12,500
Lot Description:
‘Bucky’ A Polyurethane Foam Chair, 1995
manufactured by Marc Newson in an edition of 50, from the ‘Bucky’ installation for the Cartier Contemporary Art Foundation, Paris
21 5/8 in. (55 cm.) high
Provenance: Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, 11 June 2003, lot 214.

Update: It Fetched $12,500

Rietveld Easy Chairs for Metz & Co

Rietveld Easy Chairs for Metz & Co

Photo thanks to Christie’s

Metz & Co is a still existing luxury shop in Amsterdam. They do mainly fashion, but apparently they also sell Cassina and Knoll furniture. Proudly they mention in their history (abbreviated):

  • 1740 Founding of Metz & Co by Mozes Samuels.
  • 1815 The designation ‘Purveyor to the Royal Household’ was instituted in 1815 by King William I. The Queen may grant businesses the right to display the royal coat of arms with the legend By Royal Warrant Purveyor to the Royal Household’.
  • 1890 The 150th birthday celebration in a complete new building the former head office of the New York Life Insurance Company in the Leidsestraat where the company is still located.
  • 1930 Gerrit T. Rietveld created his famous cupola on the roof of the Metz-building and created a furniture collections still to be found in museums over the world and in the present collection of the company.
    In that period Metz became famous for its designs by Gerrit Rietveld, Bart van der Leck, Sonia Delauny and Alvar Aalto.

Christie’s: In 1972 Rietveld designed these Easy Chairs for Metz & Co. However other sources claim the design being from 1936, so there seems a slight error here.

Today they were auctioned at Christie’s in Amsterdam.

I find this a stunning design which so to see also offers some comfort.

Update. Another name for the chair is Utrecht Chair.