Original Strand Korb – 2013 IMM Cologne (2)

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As soon as I entered the Fair I saw this original typical German Strand Korb or High Back Beach Chair.

Where is the Porter? Chair



Fab.com Flash Sale. Dome Chair Bones Silver, 35% off
Talk about a chair made for the Reaper. This vintage dome chair has been stripped and re-upholstered with hand-printed fabric by the ladies behind voila! Studio. Their intensive process has paid off; this is truly a one-of-a-kind piece. Deep charcoal fabric has been hand-printed with gray images of the nervous and skeletal systems inside the chair and a skeletal torso in silver ink on the back. The ornate wood frame of this piece has been painted in silver as well. With such decoration, this statuesque piece of furniture deserves a place to be admired from all sides.

Hooded Chair

Hooded Chair
Found this Hooded Chair at 1stdibs. I’ve become more interested in the porter’s chair recently. I’ve even created a separate Porter’s Chairs pinterest page.

There is an interesting post on Apartment Therapy citing some of the high back chairs I’ve shared here and on Happy Hotelier.

Actually I should say I’ve been interested in porter’s chairs without knowing what they were called…

Black Strand Korb – High Back Beach Chair

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Strand Korb

We have a small series here about Beach Chairs, mainly those moderately reclining models with a high back that can protect you against wind and a bit of rain as well. I’ve devoted one post exclusively to the Strand Korb: The High Back Beach Chairs (Strandkorf or StrandKorb) of Bartelmann.


The Floriade is a one in ten year event in the Netherlands where all horticulture is brought together in a huge fair where the horticulture industry of The Netherlands and from abroad presents itself to the general public. It is a real spectacle. It still lasts until October 7, 2012.

The Floriade Park covers 66 hectares and encompasses 5 unique themed worlds separated by wooded areas. Each world has its own decor, programme and activities. Worlds in which you’ll see, feel and experience nature in a totally different way each time.

I’ve visited it in June and found this reasonably priced (€ 1,500) Black Strand Korb from modern materials rather than the willowy ones from the past. The distributor wrongfully named it a Beach House.

Nest Lounge Chair by Autoban



Turkish design studio Autoban has a strange name. Their logo is the German sign for Motorway (Autobahn). However without the ‘h’ it could mean Ban the Car. Am curious whether it is on purpose. Anyway they have an ample portfolio of seating furniture among which this nest lounge chair. Another variation on the High Back Beach chair I’m a particular fan of.