Armchair by Italo Rota and Alessandro Pedretti

Armchair by Italo Rota and Alessandro Pedretti

I found this chair in the 20ieth Century Museum in Milan in 2011. Via pinterest I learned it was a design of Italo Rota and Alessandro Pedretti.

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High Back Armchair by Werner Max Moser

High Back Armchair by Werner Max Moser

Can be found at Embru

Werner Max Moser was a Swiss architect, he was born in Karlsruhe and studied architecture with his father Karl Moser at the ETH Zurich from 1916. After working in Stuttgart and with Frank Lloyd Wright in the USA, he returned to Switzerland in 1926. In 1931 he founded Wohnbedarf AG together with Sigfried Giedion and Rudolf Graber, in 1937 he was a co-founder of the Haefeli Moser Steiger architectural firm and from 1958 he taught at the ETH Zurich.

Moser designed a whole range of furniture for Embru, some of which became very popular with customers and were subsequently produced in series. His designs are often characterized by a hidden sophistication, such as the adjustment of the seating position in the Moser armchair. These special features enabled the piece of furniture to be patented.

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Goldsmiths’ Chair by Tom Vaughan

Goldsmith’s Chair by Tom Vaughan

Private commission from the Goldsmiths’ Company as part of a showcase installation ‘Made For The Table’.

Show here in cast phosphor bronze, mirror polished with an oak bark bridle leather seat.

Available in a variety of materials and finishes.

Four legs pour molten-like to the ground; cast in bronze or aluminium, and formed from two flowing lines that cross where seat meets leg.

The metal at the back twists to support your form, against it’s form.

Reenacted in bronze – solid mirror polished and weighty – or aluminum – the chair is material play and lessons in finishes.

Via his company Object

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Wink Armchair by Toshiyuki Kita

Wink by Toshiyuki Kita

A design of 1980

I took this photo September 24, 2011 in the Milan Triennale Design Museum

In the Wink armchair, Kita created a playful, ironic and amusing image, its two big Mickey Mouse ears contrasting with the designer’s rigorous choice of materials and technological research.The metal frame is padded with polyurethane and Dacron, while the supports are made of ABS. A knob at the side adjusts the angle of the backrest, as in a car seat, and slides the leg-rest forward. In this way Wink can be turned in a bed/chaise longue. Even the ears/headrests are fully folding and become armrests when the user is sitting sideways

Milan Triennale Design Museum – 09

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Revers 1902 by Andrea Branzi for Cassina

Revers 1902 by Andrea Branzi for Cassina

A design of 1993. I took this photo September 24, 2011 in the Milan Triennale Design Museum

The plain aluminum frame is reduced in thickness and form. The design of this chair expands into two rich volutes produced by a continuous strip of bent beechwood that serves as the back and armrest. So if the part in metal first glance reminds one of a functionalist stool, the wooden part evokes the classical forms of a comfortable armchair, hollowed out so that just the outline remains. The coldness of the metal and the warmth of the bent wood, designed with a poetic all-encompassing image: The result of this union is an object that seems to be balanced between the two worlds of tradition and modernity and plays on the contrast between natural and artificial materials. The careful detailing is reflected in the small features that make this chair highly original, like the bifurcation which supports the back and its transition to the metal leg which, overall, appears to be rotated 45 degrees from normal.

Milan Triennale Design Museum – 03

Update: Found another one

Found Icons has one for sale for Euro 900,-


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