Adamstor by Marco Sousa Santos for Branca Lisboa.
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Ou Bien by Wendy Andreu
I made this armchair during my studies of metal craftsmanship in Ecole Boulle, Paris. This armchair owns four seats. The structure can be turned to reach the next seat. The concept behind this project was to give two aspects of CHOICE: being able to choose your seat but getting always the same! It is about illusion of possibility and real possibility. But actually, all the seats are different from each others: the leather crosses own different patterns. This difference is very subtle and cannot be seen at first glance.
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Richard Riemerschmid (20 June 1868 – 13 April 1957) was a German architect, painter, designer and city planner from Munich. He was a major figure in Jugendstil, the German form of Art Nouveau, and a founder of architecture in the style. A founder member of both the Vereinigte Werkstätte für Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in Handcrafts) and the Deutscher Werkbund and the director of art and design institutions in Munich and Cologne, he prized craftsmanship but also pioneered machine production of artistically designed objects.
The Hollandsche Patent Metaal Industrie or “HOPMI” was a manufacturer of several metal specialties. Parts for Bicycles for instance as locks. It also manufactured 2 HOPMI chairs designed by Gerrit Rietveld somewhere in 1932. One of the two was acquired by a Dutch Univereity professor, Prof. Lanjouw from Utrecht, whose heirs have given this chair on loan to the Central Museum of Utrecht in 2008. The Utrecht Central has the largest collection of Rietveld chairs. Then this chair was actually rediscovered. I posted about the discovery in 2008 already.
Later a Dutch architect, Victor Veldhuizen van Zanten gor the idea to create a limited edition of 250 Hopmi Chairs in cooperation with a grandson of Gerrit Rietveld, Egbert Rietveld, who runs the label Rietveld Originals.
The photo here I took at the home of a friend who has bought one of te limited edition chairs.