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…
Found these Ballerina legged chairs in the hall of Motel One Opera in Vienna….cute!
It all started with the Bondage Chair by Allen Jones.
Which chair had to be remade by Bjarne Melgaard.
Last year the virtual world exploded when Russian socialite, fashionista and art collector Dasha Zhukova (married to Roman Abramowich) was pictured on Bjarne Melgaard’s version for an interview with Russian buro 24/7/. It was published on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. which was wideley misunderstood and critisized on the internet. See for instance the Hollywood Reporter.
According to Art Info:
Melgaard and his dealer, Gavin Brown, are taking a different tack. In a statement sent to ARTINFO today, the pair called the photo of Zhukova “extraordinary” and said they “applaud both the sitter and the seated.” The duo goes on to say, “To fault the sitter, now in the age of the Anthroposcene, in the midst of extraordinary and REAL obscenities that threaten our actual existence, reflects a civilization that is not dying but already dead.”
The Urban wrote about a photoshoot for the Sir NY spring collection with an answer to the Melgaard chair.
And Pierluigi Vecchi linked me to a male white and male black models photo as an answer.
Finally hmvm mentioned the Proportion London with Rick Owens male model submitting himself as a model for a chair. This may close the (chair)gate…
Not entirely. As I discovered this comical cartoon by Dutch Cartoonist Ruben Oppenheimer:
Putin seated on Rutte, the Dutch prime minister. “Citius Altius Fortius” is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.
Non Slavery Throne by Gonçalo Mabunda
Gonçalo Mabunda was born in Mozambique and lives and works in Maputo. The Non slavery Throne is made from welded weapons that are decommissioned. Currently it is on exhibition at the Arsenale in Venice as part of the 2015 Art Biennale of Venice.
Jessica Harrison used a human skin alike material to create these creepy chairs.