Danilo Calvache : LaLa Chair

Danilo Found my post on Chair Blog | Tumblr:
LaLa @ Chair Blog Tumblr

I will delete the post on Chair Blog | Tumblr after this post.
Danilo Calvache : La La Chair Picture 1

The LaLa Chair in pure wood

Danilo Calvache : La La Chair Photo 2

Three LaLa Chairs in pure wood
Danilo Calvache : La La Chair Photo 2

Three LaLa Chairs in colors

About Danilo Clavache
Danilo Calvache maintains a Blog about (chair) design not surprisingly named Danilo Calvache Design Blog. Danilo is a (chair) designer located in Colombia. His studio site is here: Danilo Calvache.

More Details:

Pasto, Colombia

Industrial Design, 3-D Modeling, Art Direction
freelance industrial designer
furniture design

MFA in Design @ Domus Academy 2003
Industrial Design degree @ Pontificia Universidad Javeriana / Colombia 1998

Organizations & Network
Universidad de Nariño / Design Department
ITESM Campus Toluca LDI
pastodiseña design collective

2000 Colombian design award LAPIZ DE ACERO (winner)
2008 Colombian design award LAPIZ DE ACERO (nomination)

Via Design Spotter

Chair Blog | Tumblr

Chair Blog | Tumblr

My Chair Blog | Tumblr front page as at March 13, 2008.

About Tumblr, First Impressions

Recently I noticed Tumblr.

Its a a service to set up a Mini Blog. Its site doesn’t divulge much. It has a Blog, but that is updated scantily. For one reason or another I got curious plunged into it, started with an account and found out that it is really 1 2 3… and you have a mini blog up and running. It provides information about how to host it on your own hosting service. It has a couple of disadvantages: No archive that you can easily organize or navigate and no possibility to comment.

Prior to Tumblr

I am a slow 2 finger typist and have far more ideas and pieces of information that I like to share with my readers than I can find time for to write, or cut and paste, neatly in a well organized entry here on Chair Blog.

Getting enthusiastic about Tumblr

I believe any post on a Blog should go together with at least one photo or picture as they say much more than words.

I found out that you can make a widget of a mini Tumblr Blog with photos.

Frequently there are chairs shown at fairs or exhibitions among other furniture or art. I want to pick them up. Chairs are auctioned among other items: I want to pick them up.

The quick and easy way of Tumblr got me hooked. Over a very short period of time I was able to collect photos and links of over 300 chairs.

More about Tumblr

Before I dug into it I missed it, but Tumblr has its own Wiki Tumble Log If you read that and the posts they refer to you get a reasonable idea of what it is about.

Gina Trapani at Lifhacker had a nice entry about it. If you look up Tumblr on Mashable you get some more background information. I for instance learned that only in November 2007 they came around with the present version 3 that works as it does now.
Last, but not least this Read Write Web Interview with Tumbler founder David Carp gives some additional information.


  1. For Chair Blog I can now rapidly create overviews of chairs exhibited at fairs, exhibitions and to be auctioned. From time to time I then can summarize various developments here in the Blog. If you are as curious as me, take a RSS subscription for Chair Blog | Tumblr
  2. I see it as a temporary solution, because when you cut and paste stuff from elsewhere on the web, it can disappear. For instance when you refer to newspaper or auction sites there is the risk that they move their content around or hide it behind a subscription bar so that your links get lost. In order to keep your content intact it is always better to have a self hosted blog and to keep a copy on your own hard drive (with a backup off course)
  3. I am more Happy now that I am a bit more organized
  4. What do you think?

Update October 20, 2009:
After a couple of months Tumblring I decided it better to have all my finds here in the blog with proper navigation. I then started using a WP plugin Quickpost to quickly post. Thereafter I discovered Clipmarks…even better. So I’m now slowly but gradually folding Chair Blog | Tumblr back into this blog.


Big Etsy logo

Etsy is a wonderful site of inspiration for ChairBlog.

A search for chair gave 1414 items today

From its press page I gathered following:

What is Etsy?

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade.

Its intention is to offer viable alternatives to mass-produced objects in the world marketplace, and to encourage consumers to be aware of the social and environmental implications of their purchases.

The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Etsy has been created to help them reconnect, and swing the pendulum back to a time when we bought our bread from the baker, food from the grocer, and shoes from the cobbler.

Etsy’s Beginning

Etsy was conceived by Rob Kalin (27) in early 2005. A painter, carpenter, and photographer, Rob found there was no viable marketplace to exhibit and sell his creations online- other E-commerce sites having become too inundated with fraud, overstock electronics, and broken appliances. Ever industrious, he, along with Chris Maguire (25) and Haim Scoppik (27), designed the site, wrote the code, assembled the servers, spliced the cables, and launched Etsy on June 18th, 2005 after only three sleepless months.

Brooklyn-based Etsy now has 48 full-time employees, approximately 650,000 registered users, 60,000 of whom are individual artists selling more than 950,000 of their handmade creations.

Etsy Blog

Etsy has its own Blog: The Storque.

Best Chair Design Blog

Best Chairs Design Blog

Via Blog Catalog I came across the Best Chairs Design Blog by Fahmi Mohammad, an Indonesian based architect and interior decorator with similar interests as Yours Truly. Enjoy!

Istanbul 2003 Biennial: A Chair Installation

Doris Salcedo Chair installation at the Istanbul 2003 Biennial

Istanbul 2003 Biennial: A Chair Installation

Recently I visited the 2007 Istanbul Biennial.

While browsing the web and preparing a couple of posts for my other Blog about this visit, I thought I had missed this installation, but now I am assured that these were pictures of the 2003 Istanbul Bienial. Thanks to Pytr75 (alias Belgian Pieter van den Dorpe).