As auctioned by Wright
Teneride Chair by Mario Bellini
I had taken some photo’s from this chair at the Milan Triennale Design Museum last September, not knowing exactly what to think of this extraordinary chair, until Wright had it on auction on June 7, 2012:
molded polyurethane, lacquered wood, lacquered fiberglass
26.25 w x 25.5 d x 35.5 h inches
Made from a single piece of molded polyurethane, this experimental chair was technically difficult to create and was never put into production.
And now I’m more confused: Was the one I photographed a prototype? This prototype, or are there more prototypes?
Milan Triennale Design Museum (1)
In September, 2011, I visited the Milan Triennale Design Museum which has many designer chairs on display and in its permanent collection. I’ll devote a some posts to their collection.
This Rose Chair was designed by Masanori Umeda for Edra.
Hopmi Chair by Gerrit Rietveld
In 2008 this chair was donated as lose parts in a bag to the Centraal Museum of Utrecht, a Dutch museum with a large collection of Rietveld furniture. Although the design was known. It was believed this chair was never produced. Well until it was donated to the museum: It appeared a small Dutch manufacturer by the name of Hopmi had produced some pieces. Originally Hopmi produced locks for bikes, but in the prewar 30ies it ventured into furniture because of the economic depression. The chair can be taken apart and stored as a flatpack. Ikea avant la lettre.
Via Design Blog.
Just to demonstrate how wonderfully small the world has become with Internet:
I searched a bit on Hopmi and it turned out that the factory made other parts for bikes as well. I found this shield:
Found on a Dutch Blog reporting about a visit of the China Bicycle Museum in Beijing….
Splatter Chair 1 by Richard Artschwacher
Found this piece at Designbooms article still life with chair – installations and manipulations of the undemanding object. It is part of the MoMa Collection.