Pablo Reinoso: Thoneteando – Variations on Thonet

Pablo Reinoso
Pablo Reinoso

Thanks to Luis of Mocoloco I came across Pablo Reinoso, an Argentinean sculptor and designer who has designed chairs of his own:

Pablo Reinoso High Chair
Pablo Reinoso High Chair

But for me, and maybe for many others he is more important as the sculptor of Thoneteando, or variations on old Thonet chair designs which he gives a twist:

Thoneteando 1
Rising Thonet ?
Thoneteando 2
Melting Thonet?
Thoneteando 3
Skirted Thonet, or Thonet ‘a la Hawaienne?

Until September 8, 2007 there is an exhibition of the Thoneteando series in Buenos Aires, in Gallerie Ruth Benzacar.

I love it as Thonet afficionado!

Lawn Chair

Lawn Chair

Lawn Chair

The lawn chair is fabricated from renewable materials of steel, rubber and felt, and then finished with a layer of sod or ground cover. It is contoured for comfort and fully functional. Before sod, the chaise body weighs 25 lbs. and can be shipped dissembled from its base. When upholstered with sod, it is easily movable by two people. The lawn chair is equipped with a built-in moisturizing system that promotes even distribution of moisture under the sod, thereby minimizing evaporation and run-off. The lawn chair comes in a choice of 3 bases: a concrete footing base, a lightweight double metal base and a caster base for greater ease of mobility.

Via Trendhunter, by Fung + Blatt, architects in Los Angeles, USA.

I chair

I chair

I Chair

In the same line as the previous post a classic rocking chair for the boy’s room with built in Ipod docking station cum speakers. For $399.- the I Chair is yours by PB Teen shop

Ipod Chair Man

Ipod Chair Man

Time for some fun. Browsing around I hit upon this non – chair: The Ipod Chair Man. It is a gadget to seat and to hold your Ipod with speakers in the feet.

I found it at the Gizmodo Gadgets Blog.

Reportedly only for sale in Japan yet.

A Stick Stool, Wrap Chair, Poster Chair or Graffiti chair?

A Stick Stool, Wrap Chair, Poster Chair or Graffiti chair?

Dutch designer Gerard de Hoop of Dutch Design partnership Huting & De Hoop has baptized this seat as Stick Stool, because you can stick a poster to it or wrap it in a poster or a piece of cloth. On their website the same chair is shown, decorated by a graffiti artist and baptized Graffiti Stool.

I doubt their use of the word stool is correct English as the English Chair Wiki says:

A chair is a piece of furniture for sitting, consisting of a seat, a back, and sometimes arm rests, commonly for use by one person. Chairs also often have four legs to support the seat raised above the floor. Without back and arm rests it is called a stool.

This seat has a back. so it is a chair and not a stool.

Making promotion for the Dutch Queen here is a nice extra.