Rietveld Zig Zag Variation 13 – Wing Chair by Garry Knox Bennett

Rietveld Zig Zag Variation 13 - Wing Chair by Garry Knox Bennett

Rietveld Zig Zag Variation 13 – Wing Chair by Garry Knox Bennett

Wing Sound Chair by Grant and Mary Featherston

From my back burner: Wing Sound Chair by Grant and Mary Featherston, one of the first multi media chairs.

Modern Times: The untold story of modernism in Australia was an exhibition at the powerhouse museum in Sydney. It featured the Talking Chair, or Wing Sound Chair, designed by Grant and Mary Featherston during the mid 60’s. The chair was an icon of its time and consisted of built in speakers within its head rest. the shell was cast from an aluminium mould and made from polystyrene, fibreglass, foam, hardwood and covered in wool and vinyl. it was first manufactured and released by Aristoc industries in 1967 throughout australia, north america and asia

Grant and Mary Featherston The Wing Sound Chair in the Australian Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal.

Currently Modern Times is on exhibition in the State Library of Queensland from August to November 2009.

Via DesignBoom

William and Mary style Wing Settee – Late 17th century

William and Mary style Wing Settee - Late 17th century
William and Mary style Wing Settee – Late 17th century

Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($15,200 – $22,800)
Sale 5969 a west country tradition: avon antiquesbradford-upon-avon, wiltshire 21 May 2009
London, South Kensington

At Christie’s

Added: Price Realized £23,750 ($37,501)

Last edited by gje on November 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Dutch Design via Budapest – Wing Chair by Jurgen Bey

Oorstoel or Ear Chair (referring to the huge wing) by Jurgen Bey

the hungarian design festival, ‘wamp’ will begin on february 22nd and run until february 24th, featuring the theme of dutch design. one of the key exhibitions is the ‘via budapest’ exhibition organized by uniquole. this show will display dutch design in the same way as their successful ‘via milano’ series.

Via Design Boom dutch design via budapest

Outdoor Wingchair Collection by Richard Schultz

Outdoor Wing Chair by Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz was the man responsible for the classic leisure collection of Knoll before he set up his own studio together with his son. At the 2008 New York Design Week (ICFF) he introduced his outdoor Wing Chair collection. When you use the covers you can cosily pull them up and snuggle against a fire place in early spring or late autumn and enjoy the open air in cooler northern or southern climate zones.

Via Design Boom

Added October 2009 :
This post is part of the experiment to automate the import of 20 of my prior Charblog | Tumblr tumblrings into this blog via Chairblog | Posterous which initially resulted in 20 posts without a title whereupon I had to edit it manually… Experiment failed:-)
Last edited by gje on October 15, 2009

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