Very trendy end 50ies. Cowhide on your chair or couch. This one I found while drafting a new post for one of my other blogs with similar passion as I have for chairs: Small hotels. This chair can be found in a trendy Belgian B&B Spoor 62.
Chair No 8 by Rei Kawakubo sold via Wright Auctions for $8,750.
This chair was one of the original furnishings in Comme des Garçons’ flagship store on Wooster street in New York. It was acquired by the present owner in the late 1990s as the store transitioned to its current location in Chelsea. Kawakubo designed furniture exclusively for the Comme des Garçons stores from 1983 to the early 1990s. They were produced in limited quantities and often as unique works.
Out of the Box Chair by Harush Shlomo
Via Wright Auctions. Sold for $15,000 on December 10, 2019.
Harush Shlomo was Born in Jerusalem in 1961, he studied Middle Eastern history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Photography at Hadassa Community College in Jerusalem (1987-1990). After living and working in Milan from 1990 to 1997, Harush moved to New York City in 1998 where he has worked since in a studio in Brooklyn, creating multiple disciplined art:
sculptures, photography, installations, paintings, and mixed media.
Harush’s main focus in recent years has been the metamorphosis of forms and materials, achieving intriguing interrelations between art and industry while constantly challenging boundaries. Exploring with industrial materials, including aluminum and stainless steel, he blends everyday subjects and objects into his work, while manipulating them in order to turn away from the archetypal towards new and unexpected emblems.
The idea behind the “Chubby Stool” was to create a piece in glass which conveyed a real warmth and which could really be comfortable. Hence its generous forms and friendly curves.
The outer shape of the stool is like the revolved curve of an iconic milk stool. So the Chubby stool plays on an iconic shape while using unusual material combination for a stool.
The combination of the fabric and glass creates an unexpected feeling since these two materials are never used together in a single product. Glass has never been a material to be upholstered but now it has been – for the very first time, by our reckoning. In this case, the mirrored glass base will reflect the surrounding room, but also partly the fabric of the upholstered top.
The upholstered foam will generate a warm feeling but also protect the stool in case it happens to fall over.