Vitra Factory Sale

Vitra is holding its first Factory Sale this coming September, which is a great chance to get an iconic chair or a few for less. During the sale day on the Vitra Campus, one would also be able to visit the Vitra Design Museum, the VitraHaus (by Herzog and DeMeuron) and see how the design classic, the Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, is manufactured.

On September 17th, the first ever factory sale is taking place on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (D) from 9am till 6pm, just 7 km from Basel (CH). Products from the Home Collection and design classics, which have been on display in the VitraHaus or used for photo shoots will be up for sale with reductions of up to 65%!

Via Facebook

Revisited: Erika Winters – Mexican Chair Redesigner

Erika Winters Logo

The logo from Erika’s Blog

Polkadot-Cover-Erika-Winters-60ies-Chair

The nice Polka Dot upholstery fits wonderfully with this 60ies style chair.

Erika Winters Polka Dot

But also with more dated chair design…

Erica Winters Polkadot coroflot2

A model like this will “sell your work”  undoubtedly. More of this please!

I introduced you to Erika Winters earlier on February 21, 2008. Since then she has been very active.

  1. She has enhanced her Design Shop website Erika Winters Design
  2. She has uploaded many of her re designed chairs and sofa’s to her Coroflot Portfolio
  3. She even has started a blog Erika-Winters.blogspot.com

I would like to make a couple of suggestions to Erika:

  1. Do away with the flash on your site…it is much too wild and not functional.
  2. Also see to it that one can find your complete portfolio on your own site as well as on Coroflot
  3. If possible combine your site with the blog. That gives you an opportunity to create a historical narrative about your portfolio..
  4. In any case bring the design of your blog more in line with the design of your site
  5. Do give us more photos of your portfolio with yourself as a model. I believe you do sell
  6. I love the polka dot upholstering you were using here which shows us it is usable both for more ancient chair design and pure 60ies chair design.

I hope Erika doesn’t mind me a to be a bit critical. What are your thoughts?

Classroom Chair by Stefan Wewerka at J. Lohman Gallery

Classroom Chair 2 by Stefan Wewerka

I came across the Classroom Chair at a Phillips de Pury auction earlier.

Now NYC based J. Lohman Gallery has one for sale.

According to Lohman:

Stefan Wewerka

“Vertreterstuhl” or “Klassenraumstuhl” (“Classroom Chair”)

Germany, c. 1970
Lacquered wood
C. 30 ¾ in. (78 cm) high, 26 in. (66 cm) wide
Originally called the “Vertreterstuhl”, the chairs were part of an installation of a “classroom” at Galerie Müller in Cologne in 1971. Since then the chair is also called “classroom chair”. Literature: Take a seat: Meisterwerke des Stuhldesigns – Masterpieces of Chair Design, Chart Gallery, Basel, 2005, pp. 102-103.

Object No.: 8005
Price on request.

Lohman specializes in European design and decorative arts from the 1920s -1980s from mainly German designers and artistic movements.

A “Vertreterstuhl” is an Sales Rep Chair in the English language.

Furniture Love for Second Hand Chairs

Furniture-Love

Just discovered the site Furniture Love with a wealth of information on second hand chairs.

Cantilever Chair by Mart Stam at Retro Vegas

Mart Stam Cantilever Chair at Vegas Retro

Retro Vegas seems to have a nice original Mart Stam cantilever chair.

This reminds me of a prior post: The Cantilever Chair: By Mart Stam, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe or by Marcel Breuer?