I’m so glad to have the site moved and operational again. It is possible I’m going to post more than one post per day: photo’s and as little tekst as possible.
Currently I’ve fallen in love with cane chairs. At the beginning of the 2021 Summer this seems apt as a caned seat and back make a chair airy, light and comfortable as the cane stretches a little bit under your weight.
The Balboa Chair is chique as well because both the inside and outside are made of cane.
The move of this website to the other hosting company took much more time than I anticipated, because I did’nt seem able to get the link structure as it used to be: “chairblog.eu/year/month/day/postname. After migrating the site I got a mere cairblo.eu/postnumber…..very bad for the Google ranking Chairblog has built up over all those years.
When I finally succeeded to get it right after more than a week puzzling and partly sleepless nights, you can imagine I was a bit euforic and ready to go full speed ahead again. Especially when I read back a compliment a fellow blogger made us 10 years ago:
I try not to let a week pass by without taking a good, long gander at the wares offered by our friends over at Chairblog, whose tenacity and persistence in ferreting out avant-garde designs never ceases to amaze.
So I browsed around a bit and visited Pinterest and found, Koral Antolín, A young Spanish woman with a raving long curly red hairdo and her design/annex studio blog Fábrica de Imaginación
Fábrica de Imaginación is a DIY-inspired digital medium and creative studio based in Madrid founded by Koral Antolín in 2014.
Koral has a degree in Fine Arts and over the years she has not only put into practice the many skills acquired during her training, but has continued to grow artistically in the world of set design and photography to be able to compose visual stories to unleash to your tireless imagination.
Factory of Imagination is steeped in the trends of today and tomorrow, selecting the most interesting objects and materials of the moment to create DIY tutorials for fashion and minimalist decoration.
Years of work and content creation on the blog have made it position itself as a benchmark for DIY (do it yourself) in Spanish on the web.
The curiosity for the objects that surround us is characteristic of the projects of Fábrica de Imaginación. Discovering how these objects work has always been a key step for Koral, over the years, to have been able to deconstruct, reinvent, undo and reassemble them in a totally unexpected and original way. Every DIY specialist’s dream!
Although Fábrica de Imaginación was born as a DIY design blog, it soon evolved to develop more complex projects, thus becoming a creative studio specialized in art direction, set design, props styling and photography.
The knowledge of these interconnected artistic disciplines has allowed us to develop a characteristic visual storytelling where the stories use composition, form, color and textures to come to life and surprise the viewer.
Studio fi by Fábrica de Imaginación is its own brand launched in December 2018 to bring the original designs made by Koral closer to the public. A brand that was born from a passion for art and minimalist design and that is strongly committed to the artisan process with quality materials and to creations that last beyond time and trends.
We are a design-and-make studio producing contemporary furniture and lighting, based in New Zealand, with showrooms in Auckland and Melbourne. Our work explores the contrast of natural hand-crafted materials with elegant linear forms, searching for the perfect balance between tactility and poetry.
The provocation of fine art, the lessons of design history, and a dedication to immaculately beautiful craftsmanship inform our process. We believe in the honesty of pure materials, and in recognising the many hands and minds that help shape every piece of our work. We love the energy of creative collaborations with our fellow designers and makers around the world.
We are Douglas and Bec Snelling. Father and daughter. Designer and maker. Dreamers and doers both.
I have moved the site to another hosting company, a Dutch hosting company VDX NL. In addition I have chosen another theme and another header photo the Filo Sofa. Unfortunately the sofa is a one off project, but in my view it is a must have!
April 30, 2007, I started this blog, not anticipating how many chairs I would be able to feature. More than 5,000 already and going strong. Not paying attention to the real ugly or middle of the road ones….
14 years is the age of a grownup Teenager. I am 5 times older myself, but like to tell everybody who wants to know my mind and attitude stopped aging after my 14nth Birthday.
The Book More than 999 new and forgotten (arm) chairs
A week or 2 ago I noticed somebody wanted to contact me and traced me on al sorts of social media.
Mr Peter van Zoetendaal appears to be a Dutch artist and himself a chair designer, actually more a sofa designer. He created a photo book with 999 new and forgotten (arm)chairs. He is a great fan of Chairblog that had helped him to get a lot of inspiration in his search for ideas and sources for this book. Each A 4 page has 4 photo’s of an armchair and a handwritten note by Peter with the name of the maker or of the designer of the chair.
I received a copy last Saturday as a thank you for the creation of Chairblog.
On my turn I now have 999 more chairs to feature here on Chairblog, although a couple have their place already here. Please stay tuned.
The book is not available for sale. I’m honoured having received this token of appreciation. Thank you Peter!
Update April 14, 2021: In the meantime I have published 5 armchairs from the book and they all point back to this post. Time to make a 999 Armchairs Book category