1) Top Inspiring Chair Design Blogs and Sites
Our list in Alphabetic Order:
- 1001 chair sketches: blog by Michael Dharmawan.
- 1stDibs: portal for design sources like galleries, exhibitions and auction houses.
- 3Rings Blog: blog of a portal for architecture Designer Pages.
- Archie Expo: portal for architects and designers.
- Architonic: portal for architects and designers.
- Art Syndicate: Where some chair designers are represented.
- Artifort (NL): Dutch chair manufacturer.
- B&B Italia (I): Italian chair manufacturer.
- Bernhardt Design (USA): US based chair manufacturer.
- B E D (Blog Esprit Design): France based design blog.
- Best Chair Design: blog.
- Bonluxat: portal.
- Capellini (I): Italian chair manufacturer.
- Cargo Collective: portal.
- Carpenters Workshop: a London based gallery with a lot of chair design in their exhibitions.
- Cassina (I), Italian chair manufacturer.
- Chair du Jour: blog with 365 hand painted chairs, created in 2009
- Chairs and Buildings: a blog.
- Chairs WS: portal with portfolios
- Chair Whore: photo blog of chairs, see Chair Who? Chair Whore!
- Christopher Adache: designer with a design blog.
- Contemporist: blog.
- Core77 Blog: blog.
- Coroflot: portal with designers’ portfolios of Core77 Blog
- Danilo Calvache: Designer with his own blog.
- Designboom: huge design blog.
- Design Addict: blog. But it is so big you could easily call it a portal and it has an important Belgian chair collector behind it.
- Design and Design: portal for design portfolios plus a yearly design book.
- Design Milk: blog.
- Design Art News: Netherlands based blog/portal with design news
- Design Spotter: blog.
- Designers Block UK: blog by Di Overton, a (chair) designer herself.
- Dezeen: blog.
- Dornob: blog.
- Driade: Italian chair manufacturer.
- Dwell: blog of a design magazine.
- Edition20: Munich, Germany based portal of mid century design.
- Eloise Moorhead: blogging design student
- Furniture Fashion: blog. Earlier known as: Furniture Store Blog.
- Furniture Love: Belgian vintage furniture webshop.
- Gärsnäs: Swedish chair manufacturer.
- Herman Miller: US chair manufacturer.
- Interior Design Room: blog.
- Knoll: US chair manufacturer.
- Materialicious: portal with designers’ portfolios.
- Minimalissimo: Dutch originated Design Blog.
- Miniatur Stuhl German Language Miniature Chair Blog
- MocoLoco: blog.
- Moggit: blog of two NYC based ladies who bring a smile (actually many smiles) to design.
- Phillips (Formerly Phillips de Pury and Company): auctionhouse based in London and New York City.
- PP Møbler: Danish chair manufacturer.
- R & Companygallery with a lot of Brazilean chair design.
- Retro Start: a Dutch portal for mid century design.
- Sit and Read Furniture: blog of a Brooklyn, NYC, based mid century chair specialist. As of January 2011 he has moved to Sit-Read.com.
- Style Park: added Sept 2011, a miriad of chairs on a site of interior decorators. Impressive!
- Thonet (DE): German chair manufacturer.
- Vervlogen Jaren: Dutch shop with mid century furniture and interesting chairs.
- Vintage Verity: blog.
- Vitra: Swiss/German chair manufacturer.
- Wiener Moebel: Swiss Thonet specialist Dieter Staedeli.
- Woont portal.
- Wright: Chicago based auction house with many chairs in its auctions.
- Yanko Design: blog.
- Yatzer: blog.
2) Chair Inspiration World Wide
When I started with Chair Blog, I didn’t imagine that this voyage into chairs and chair design would become so overwhelming and massive. In order to create some order I’ve decided to bring the most inspiring resources together on this page. The sheer number of people who are involved in chair design is overwhelming in itself. Add to that the different views one can have on chair design and the many materials one can use for a chair….
3) Who are the Chair designers?
They stem from different angles. You have artists who design chairs, even dedicated chair artists.
However, in most cases chair design is part of a greater whole. The designer then is only part time involved in seating design.
Historically architects have been engaged not only in designing buildings and homes, but also in interiors. Some architects even were involved in furniture design. Later a separation evolved between architects, interior architects and designers. Hence chairs are designed and created by artists, by architects, by interior architects, by industrial designers, by dedicated furniture designers and last but not least by furniture craftsman. In addition there are great portals, great chair distributors, great design blogs an great chair manufacturers who’s sites can further the general knowledge on the subject.
4) Inspiration for this list
This page is reflects a question to myself: “Which sites have I been quoting most?” or “Which sites offer most for further reference?” and is further inspired by some Interior Design Blog lists:
- Design Blog List by furnitude on Blogspot
- Top 25 Interior Blogs by Invesp
- Top 25 Interior Design Furniture Blogs by Padstyle.
Last edited by gje on January 29, 2017