The Cow Lounger
I would not have imagined that a naval mine could inspire someone to create a chair from, but it did inspire Estonian artist Mati Karmin. Unusual? Yes! Uncomfortable? No! Not at least when you look at these photos. The Mine Chairs seem decently comfortable for seating, but the thought of sitting in an old – possibly Russian – sea mine may give you very uncomfortable shivers. There seem thousands of mines left over by the Russians from the cold war and fro WW 1 and WW2 on an island 10 miles from the Estonian coast and this is one way of getting rid of them: Rejuvenate them!
Found this original Thonet no. 25 at another specialist, now one who repairs cane parts of thonets and other cane backed or seated chairs and boat seatings: Suzandy based in the UK.
The logo from Erika’s Blog
The nice Polka Dot upholstery fits wonderfully with this 60ies style chair.
But also with more dated chair design…
A model like this will “sell your work” undoubtedly. More of this please!
I introduced you to Erika Winters earlier on February 21, 2008. Since then she has been very active.
- She has enhanced her Design Shop website Erika Winters Design
- She has uploaded many of her re designed chairs and sofa’s to her Coroflot Portfolio
- She even has started a blog Erika-Winters.blogspot.com
I would like to make a couple of suggestions to Erika:
- Do away with the flash on your site…it is much too wild and not functional.
- Also see to it that one can find your complete portfolio on your own site as well as on Coroflot
- If possible combine your site with the blog. That gives you an opportunity to create a historical narrative about your portfolio..
- In any case bring the design of your blog more in line with the design of your site
- Do give us more photos of your portfolio with yourself as a model. I believe you do sell
- I love the polka dot upholstering you were using here which shows us it is usable both for more ancient chair design and pure 60ies chair design.
I hope Erika doesn’t mind me a to be a bit critical. What are your thoughts?
In a post of my significant other blog I started a plea to revive the very snug cane High Back Beach Chair of Scheveningen. Up to the seventies there was almost no Dutch Beach without this type of chair. Northern Gemany Beaches still do frequently use another type of High Back Beach chair. It’s main features are protection against the wind and more privacy on the beach.
Just thought to enhance the reach of that plea by posting additional photo’s of the historic Dutch High Back Beach chair here.
Although I like this variation best as its curvy appearance is much more elegant.
Or am I wrong and is it already out there?