Chair DRB15 by Chad Womack

Chair DRB15 by Chad Womack

Chair DRB15 by Chad Womack

We do have a Facebook page for chairblog, but sometimes do not pay attention enough to the reactions of our followers there…as there was Chad Womack who pointed us to his chair DRB15 there.

Chair Model No. DRB 15 is composed of American Cherry solids with African Wenge back splat and polished Stainless Steel banding. The hand tied traditional sprung seat is shown in fine Cognac brown hide. The curved cherry back rest was glued up to the required thickness and band-sawed on a taper. The back rest blank was also positioned on a compound angle on the saw table so that no glue line was visible on the face, disrupting the pattern of the wood grain. The back splat is veneered in beautiful dark African Wenge and traced with a banding of polished stainless steel. Polished stainless hex key fasteners are used as both functional and decorative elements. The tapered Cherry back legs are splayed on a compound angle to give the chair an elegant stance

Bernardes by Andreu Carulla

A convent was looking for new furniture, Andreu Carulla obliged and Sverges produced them.

Alessandro Mendini’s Zig Zag Chair

Alessandro Mendini's Zig Zag Chair

Alessandro Mendini's Zig Zag Chair side view

Alessandro Mendini’s take on the Zig Zag chair of Gerrit Rietveld

Elderly Chair by &Larry (and Larry)

For the SingaPlural exhibition, we were invited to participate and re-interpret the iconic “Kopitiam” Chair.

Using parts from another chair, we transformed our piece into a 3-legged seat with the third leg styled to resemble a walking stick. Our intent was to personify the chair as an elderly man who is in serious need of a break. Fact is, his retirement is long overdue.

“I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the “Kopitiam” Chair. Unfortunately, it is one of the most clichéd props used by cafés and restaurants seeking an instant shot of old world charm. From a practical view, it is heavy, cumbersome, drags noisily across the floor and cannot be stacked. There are definitely better and “younger” chairs out there that can take its place. My wish is for the Elderly Chair to be left to enjoy his retirement in peace.”

– &Larry

Found at andLarry Elderly Chair

pp911 Slow Chair by Søren Ulrik Petersen

Slow Chair

Slow Chair designed in 2000 by Søren Ulrik Peterson for PP Møbler, who say about him:

His training as cabinet maker and his education the Danish School of Design have been decisive for this reccurrently prize-winning designer. His work is thus characterised by the confident hand of the craftsman, an eye for detail, and thorough knowledge of furniture construction principles. And, simultaneously, his design education steps into character. One senses a generous creative excess in his models. With its focus on functionality and simplicity, this excess points to his anchorage in the Danish design tradition . But also there is the more personal aspect which first and foremost signals a sense of humour and a certain degree of laid back attitude.

Søren Ulrik Petersen started working with PP Møbler in 1998. Just one year later, the result was the arm chair Suppose, which was launched at SE’s exhibition the same year. Since then, Søren Ulrik Petersen has been a regular visitor at the workshop in Allerød at least once a week.

Despite Søren Ulrik Petersens education as cabinet maker back in 1985, it was not until his collaboration with PP Møbler that he ventured working with wood in his designs. The dialogue has since then been characterised by mutual respect where each party benefits from the others professionalism.

His humility and respect for the craft means that Søren Ulrik Petersen always uses the cabinet maker’s knowledge when developing his designs. He never prsents completely finished models, but rather an idea or concept, which is then finished in cooperation with the craftsmen at the workshop. Consequently, the process is dynamic, progressive, and mutually inspiring