Maria Pergay Lounge Chair

Maria Pergay Lounge Chair

Maria Pergay Lounge Chair

For sale: Lot 13 in a December 13, 2016 sale at Phillips NYC:
Maria Pergay Lounge chair (circa 1970)
Estimate: $15,000 – 20,000
Update: Sold for $30,000

About Maria Pergay

Born in Moldavia, Maria Pergay (b. 1930) opened her first shop in the Place des Vosges in 1960 and designed small objects in silver and special pieces on commission for fashion houses including Christian Dior and Jacques Heim. In 1968, Maria Pergay presented her first collection of stainless steel furniture at Galerie Maison et Jardin, including the now-iconic Flying Carpet Daybed (1968) and Tambour Table (1968). This seminal exhibition established Pergay as one of the most innovative French furniture designers of her time, a visionary who almost single-handedly transformed stainless steel from a commercial industrial material into a principal component of modern furniture.

Pergay has exhibited and has embarked upon significant commissions for Pierre Cardin, the World Trade Center in Brussels, the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, and other esteemed clients. Pergay’s work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

In her 86th year, after a half-century of creation, Pergay continues to surprise both herself and her collectors.

Source: Demisch Danant, a NYC and Paris based gallery representing Maria Pergay.

Madrid Metro Benches

Madrid Metro Bench I56A0574

Madrid Metro Benches

Recently I’ve visited Madrid. Contrary to Paris where there are several models and several colors, in Madrid I’ve only noticed one model, a stainless steel one. Not so much fit for my Northern European posture…..

Classic Hammock by La Seora

Design Milk reminds us it was National Hammock Day in the US yesterday – and indeed, what could be a better way to celebrate than spend it lounging in a hammock? Especially if it’s one of the La Seora luxurious creations.

Their Classic Version is an International award winning design carefully crafted using the highest quality marine plywood and stainless steel. The hammock is designed to count in the shape of your body allowing you to “relax in a correct posture without slouching, unlike conventional hammocks with net and fabric do, so you can relax in perfect comfort”. And there’s even Alpine Version, in case it’s winter where you are and you still want to celebrate!

Dimensions: Length 310cm x Width 80cm (105cm with Stand)

Happy late Hammock Day, all!

Prototype Robert Whitton Chair


Ha! You can “roll your keel into this chair”;-)

Early prototype sculpted aluminum chair by architect and designer Robert Whitton circa 1989. Features a perforated aluminum seat with a rolling bar that moves for ease of entry into the chair. The swooping curved arms provide an incredible contrast to the angularity of the legs.

Via red modern furniture.

But directed to Robert Whitton by reader Thomas Goi for which we thank him!

Spring Chair by Kaisern Chen


Yes! Another worthy find for the Chairchez La Femme category: This Spring Chair by Hong Kong based Jack of all Trades (Designer, Photographer and History Student) Kaisern Chen.

Formed entirely from single sheet of top grade spring stainless steel, Spring Chair presents a marvel in material application, function inspired by form. By using the continuous contour and the natural character of spring steel to give all the coordinated flexibilitty, Result in surprising and pleasant seating comfort