‘Ben Hur’ Chair by Jean-Paul Gaultier

'Ben Hur' Chair by Jean-Paul Gaultier

‘Ben Hur’ Chair by Jean-Paul Gaultier

Ben Hur chair, the chariot of chairs, has an aluminium structure and a trendy velvet upholstering that comes in four colors: red, blue, green and yellow. It was designed by fashion guru Jean-Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois to mark the company’s 50th anniversary. A ride to Gaultier’s boutique, anyone?

Rocking “Wheel” Chair by Marvin Drandell

Rocking Wheel Chair by Marvin Drandell
Sam Kaufman Gallery has this Rocking “Wheel” Chair by Marvin Drandell for sale at 1stdibs.

Marvin Drandell is a Los Angeles-based designer and maker of bespoke furniture. Trained as a scientist, Drandell treats each new project as a technical exploration.

This chair, one of Drandell’s earliest projects from the early 90ies, is a rocking chair which uses the curvature of a pair of bicycle wheels as pivot points, the extent of the resulting movement limited by the shock-absorbers at the rear of the piece. (It is also fitted with short, aluminum “legs” which convert it into a stationary chair; these are removable to allow the chair to rock freely.) The seat and back are fashioned from the foam cores used to make surfboards, the carved contours carefully fiberglassed.

Price $2,500


A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY BERGERE INVALID’S WHEEL CHAIR MID 19TH CENTURY The caned back and scroll arms with padded rests and drop-in squab cushion seat, the brass bound wheels with stamped hubs WARD LEICESTER SQ. LONDON

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