Russian St Petersburg’s ArtFuture design school had a small, but interesting booth at IMM Cologne 2011. Here the barbed wire “Seat Down, Please” Pouf by Maria Kymosova…I believe it should read “Please Be Seated Pouf”. I had a laugh as many chairs at the exhibition had a sign “Please do not sit!” or “Please do not touch” which I find really really strange as a chair is an object to use, or is it?
When a furniture label and a paper producer join forces, you get the Munken Cube. Found at the E15 booth at IMM Cologne 2011. Concept by Juno
It is very well possible that Jean-Paul Gaultier knew of this chair when he designed his “Ben Hur” Chair.
Anyway, the Tecta rep at the 2011 IMM Cologne booth was not aware of the existence of the Ben Hur Chair. He was just swiveling the chair that I wanted to take a photo of and kept standing in the way. Then all of a sudden there came two other photographers who claimed space to take photo’s. The life of a reporter is not always easy. But I solved it by taking a photo of one of the two guys in a D62.
El Lissitzky designed this D62 chair in 1928.
Another term for this type of armchair is Barrel Chair.
And again at the Tecta Booth at IMM Cologne 2011: Armchair D42 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Asymmetric Chair by Stefan Wewerka at 2011 IMM Cologne (3)
At the IMM 2011 Tecta booth I found an Asymetric Chair by Stefan Wewerka, a design from 1979.
And here Stefan Himself in his Asymmetric Chair. Photo thanks to Tecta.