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:
Like a print or a painting you can hang these “Chairs” from a wall. They come in 3 variants: Chair, Sofa and stool. They were featured at Milan 2013. To seat you have to take them down and have them leaning against a wall.
YOY [jˈɔɪ] is a Tokyo based design studio composed by Naoki Ono, a spatial designer, and Yuki Yamamoto, a product designer. Started in 2011, their design theme is to create a new story between space and objects.
Chair 5 by Pawel Grunert looks like a sort of bentwood chair avant la lettre, or – in Plain English – a tongue in cheek prehistorical bentwood chair..
About Pawel Grunert:
Born in 1965 in Warsaw, he studied at the Department of Interior Design of the Academy of Fine Arts of Warsaw. In 1990 he graduated with a honorable mention from Studio of Furniture for work titled M Y C H A I R. He design and made hundreds of furniture objects, sculptures and three-dimensional arrangement. What is worse – he still designs…
His works are placed in private collections and in musea in Poland and abroad. His works are published in books, magazines and on websites.
He works in the countryside near Warsaw. He is more a hobbyist than a designer. It could be said that he cultivates and loves furniture. All signs on sky and land indicate that it is unpunishable in polish legislation furnish-fil. Surely, he will reincarnate in the form of a chair…