Big Sofa Book

The Big Sofa Book

Surprise Surprise: A week after I received the book  More than 999 new and forgotten (arm) chairs, I received The Big Sofa Book from Peter van Zoetendaal. Thank you, Peter!

Another 1,000 or so sofas to feature here.

And you know what? Each time I try to source an armchair or sofa I discover one or two more Armchairs or sofas I’d never heard of to show here……So be prepared to see another 2 to 4,000 chairs and/or sofas featured here. Imagine ultimately leading to 10,000 pieces of seating furniture and related matters featured here.

I’ll number the sofas I take from the Big Sofa Book and wil add them to the new Big Sofa Book category.

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Chairs!
gje

State Mines Chairs by Rob Parry


Dutch designerRob Parry was a pu pil of Gerrit Rietveld and soon started his own design studio with Emile Truien. With Emile he designed a chair for Dutch State Mines, a state ownew coal mining company.

These two are for sale at Flatland Design via VNTG (Vintage)

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Chairs!
gje

Greetings From Holland Armchair by Rob Eckhardt

For a lazy afternoon: Greetings From Holland Armchair , designed by Rob Eckhardt in 1983. The embroidered tulip is part of the design.

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Chairs!
gje

 

 

Snobbishness of Kitch Armchair by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni

Snobbishness of Kitch armchair

Snobbishness of Kitch Armchair or SOK by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni

The Armchair For Literary Journeys
The armchair is made of wrought iron, wood and leather.
The seat has a spring structure similar to the ones built on first class railways carriages in 1830’s.
The vintage luggage trunk is used to store all the memories, dreams and fantasies captured along the journey.

It is a tribute both to Alessandro Mazzucotelli, the most celebrated Italian Liberty style wrought iron artist, and to the Streamline Moderne style that emerged in the 1930’s.
The letters composing “Snobbishness Of Kitsch” become the structure that is fighting a symbolic battle
against the language standardisation imposed by mass culture.
A concept inspired by the futuristic visions of Fortunato Depero and Rammellzee’s Ikonoklast Panzerism.

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Chairs!
gje

Big Sofa by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni



Big Sofa by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni for Adrenalina.

# 5 of the Private 999 Armchairs Book.

As it is #5 of the series I’ll devote a new catagory to the 999 Armchairs Book. Otherwise there will be 999 pingbacks to the original post.

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Chairs!
gje