Early Westport Chair


Early Westport Chair

Found this photo of an early Westport Chair somewhere on the web. Also found DIY instuctions at This Old House‘s site, maybe to peruse myself.

The Westport Chair was first built by Thomas Lee of Westport, New York, for his family home, but it was Harry Bunnell who patented the design 5 years after Thomas built it and produced it until the 1930ies.

Bommel by MYK: Pom Pom Poufs & a Chair

Bommel by MYK

The Bommel collection by MYK is entirely crafted by hand. Several hundred wool threads are bundled, rolled, tied and cut to be made into pom poms of various sizes, and each piece of the collection is made of up to 1300 of such woolen balls. The amount calls for about 45 kilos of wool for a single furniture object!

MYK was set up in 2009 by the academically qualified fashion designer Myra Klose. She studied fashion design at Trier and Madrid universities ( 1992 – 1996 ) and has since been working professionally in Austria and Germany.

Bare Bones Ghost Chair by Ben Forgey

Bare Bones Ghost Chair by Ben Forgey Front

Bare Bones Ghost Chair by Ben Forgey Side

Bare Bones Ghost Chair

Six pieces of driftwood with thick slabs of translucent (or sanded) acrylic sheet hand made to order by Ben Forgey

About Ben Forgey

Ben Forgey has spent the last 20 years making art and furniture, mainly in the high desert of New Mexico but also in the hills of Tuscany and on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Now he’s entering a new phase of his life and career on a farm in southern Michigan.

Via Etsy.

Sweet Chairs from Sapore dei Mobili. Literally. – Milan 2012

Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada of Sapore dei Mobili created a “furniture pan” for tiny cakes shaped like interior objects in an attempt to “give new meaning to the notion of ‘good taste’ in furniture”. It’s said to be a comment on “how consumers are unable to digest the huge amount of new products that companies are launching each year.”

Personally, I love the idea behind it more than the presentation of the product itself. But maybe once they find a manufacturer and work out the final details it’d all look more bite-worthy.

Via Core77.com

Dancer Chair by Sabiha Mujtaba

Sometimes you see a chair and say: “Hey! Nice!” Which is what I thought when this Dancer Chair came up through Pinterest.

One of the drawbacks of a curating tool like pinterest is that the person who uses it, is not always using it as you should: They simply pin a photo from the net and you won’t have a clue as to where it comes from. Luckily Google now has a possibility to actually draw a photo in a photo search window and it comes up with a number of similar photos and that may help you to discover the provenance.

The caption at the photo learned me this chair was featured at the 14th Tenessee Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville Tennessee, an exposition organized by the East Tenessee Woodworkers Guild.

Google pointed me to a post in Woodnews of Highland Woodworking. That article poited me to the site of Atlanta, GA, based Sabiha Mujtaba, Chrysalis Woodworks, which has an amazing number of chairs.

Strangely Google also pointed me to a Maverick Indian Export Site featuring the same chair and I must say I’m a bit confused now….

Update: See Sabiha’s comment below: The Indian export site took the photo of the chair. I’ve now deleted the link from this post as I don’t want to feature copycats here.


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