One of my U.F.O.’s (Un Finished Objects):
The 1001 Chair or maybe 1001 Daybed was designed by Thomas Hiemann and Markus Dilger as part of a course at the Berlin Art University (ID5 Interactive Systems faculty) as the result of an iterative draft design process with support of Prof. Burkhard Schmitz and Katina Sostmann.
Via Fully Constrained.
Funny to see that a WordPress blog with two entries can have such an impact that all the major design blogs picked it up (except we off course)…
Freya Lounge Chair by Says Who
Freya Lounge is also rooted in classic Danish furniture design. The chair appears modern with its dynamic lines and elegant profile. The composition is simple and well thought through, and at the same time optimized to a modern furniture production. Its lower height and wide seat combined with the lounge slope gives the chair great seating comfort. Combined with the simple and beautiful design it is suitable for a large variety of areas such as lounges and lobbies. With its lounge version the Freya line has been extended to be used in a variety of areas, keeping the same design expression. Freya Lounge is available all in wood, with seat and back in 10 beautiful linoleum colours or upholstered as well as in combinations of these surfaces.
About Says Who:
We are Nikolaj and Kasper. We are Says Who Design. We are both designers, and we work together for furniture manufactures and brands. Our style is rooted in the great traditions of Scandinavian design, and its love for simplicity, minimalism and functionality. We are part of the movement of New Scandinavian Design. On one hand we respect our design heritage, and on the other hand, we reinvent it to fit into our present time.
Designed for Magnus Oleson
A friend bought this chair as a limited edition by Richard Hutten. I’ve looked around but didn’t find any reference…..
I’m glad I have so many dear readers who occasionally help me out.
Dear Guido, The so-called Lamp Chair on your blog this week is not by Richard Hutten himself, but has something to do with him. The chair was brought to market by Hidden at the time, a Dutch label in which Richard Hutten was closely involved. In any case, Hutten designed a number of furniture for Hidden, but if I am not mistaken, he was also the founder / owner of this label.
The chair in question is called ‘POF 1’, was designed in 1997 by the Swiss design collective N2 and is an adaptation of a classic model by the also Swiss manufacturer HorgenGlarus. At N2, at least Jörg Boner and Christian Deuber were involved. Below are a few useful links:
Hopefully I have answered your question about this chair for the most important part.
Kind regards, P v D
I kind of guessed already it was a Horgen Chair, but hesitated as I didn’t know of a connection between Richard and Horgenglarus…
Two similar triangle profiles of the seat and the backrest are rotated at 90°, resulting in biggest thickness at the back of the seat and top of the backrest, the areas of highest pressure during seating. Flat profiles of the base are split into half, providing the support for both the seat and the backrest. The juncture at the crossing point stabilizes the structure. The seat and the backrest are made of upholstered, foam covered plywood plates. The base is made of lacquered bent.
Via Numen/For Use.
Satyr is produced by Classicon:
Sven Jonke was born in Bremen in 1973, Christoph Katzler was born in Vienna in 1968 and Nikola Radeljkovic was born in Sarajevo in 1971. After having completed their education at the Zagrebia School of Architecture’s Design Department and the Vienna University for Applied Arts, they founded ‚ForUse’ in 1998. Since then they have developed products with an extensive number of clients, including ClassiCon, Cappellini, Magis and Zanotta. At the same time they have designed several sets for exhibitions and interior designs and have worked closely with graphic and multimedia designers Jelenko Herzog and Toni Uroda under the name Numen.
Found this 9.5 degree (or 9.5°) chair by Rasmus Baekkel Fex in the Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen. It is produced by Frama and really keeps you off balancde when you look at it.