Blind Clinker by Rob Brobbel

Blind Clinker by Rob Brobbel

Rob Brobbel was able to realise a chair in which his ideas concerning perspective, technical and mathematical issues converged. He came in contact with Zetel through a prototype from 2001and then began researching and developing the chair that would later become the Blind Clinker. The conceptual model for the chair is “the qjb”, a long forgotten mathematical formula. Simply said, it is a deformed wrought- leaden cube.
Light and electronic sound was especially added to the first version by Bob Brobbel for the exhibition in De Witte Dame, the former Philips building in Eindhoven. The Blind Clinker always stands on a sloping plane and the person who sits down rocks softly, diagonally. The rocking generates an electronic sound, also designed by Bob Brobbel, which can be amplified by touching the 5 buttons on the arm of the chair. The rocking triggers the lamp inside the chair to go on and out, spreading a special moiré effect. It is possible to create your own theatre by sitting in the Blind Clinker.

Source: Dutch Seating Foundation

This chair fetched Euro 10,000 at the recent design auction of the Venduehuis The Hague (Estimate was €12000 – 13000).

Mediation Chair by Peter Sas

Mediation Chair by Peter Sas

Take 3 Rietveld Zig Zag Chairs, connect them together viz a viz…and voila you have a Mediation Chair.

Peter Sas about the Mediation Chair on Zetel:

The chair is highly functional, and clearly designed with Rietveld’s archetype in mind. The way you in which you sit is also really important. You always sit constrained in a group discussion. The chair, because of its zigzag construction, forces you to always look straight ahead and you can always get up and walk away. That gives the feeling of freedom.” The ideal spot: “Places where conflicts need to be resolved, the court house, or a human resources department. If there are disagreements, those concerned can set down together with an intermediary and try to solve the problem. That will save a lot of money and fuss!”

Today at Venduehuis The Hague.

Estimated Euro 5,500 – 7,000…I doubt it.

Update: Sold for Euro 4,600. Still better than I thought.

Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on October 19, 2012

Sofa for 2 by Kho Liang Ie

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Kho Liang Ie (1927-1975) was the in house Art Director for Artifort for many years. He introduced Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt to Artifort. He has also designed some chairs and sofas for Artifort.

This one on auction Today at Venduehuis The Hague.

Lot 90 with an estimate of Euro 250 – 300.

Update: Sold for Euro 250.

Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on October 19, 2012

Yellow Settee by Dominique Prevot

Yellow Settee by Dominique Prevot

On auction at Venduehuis The Hague tomorrow. I did say this would be an interesting chair auction. Over 220 chairs. I won’t cover them all though.

Estimate: Euro 1,000 – 1,200.

Update: Not sold.

Baby Fat Chair by Tom Dixon

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Baby Fat Chair by Tom Dixon Front
Baby Fat Chair by Tom Dixon with Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders
This is the real Tom Dixon Chair on auction at Venduehuis The Hague. “Real”, because erroneously I attributed a Dubreuil Spine Chair to Tom Dixon earlier today.
Estimate Euro 2,000 – 3,000

Update: Not Sold.