Ahrend Prototype Chair Clipline by Frans de la Haye

Dutch furnisher, Ahrend will be showing four new designs at their exhibition space on via tortona during milan design week 2008. under the theme of ‘world wide working’, they will display a prototype table by marijn van der poll and a prototype chair by frans de la haye, as well as a workstation and office chair design. The special installation will be designed by luc buelens.

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Swamp Stool – Watch your backside

Swamp Stool by Visual Reference Studio

thermosensitive ‘swamp stool’ —- visual reference studio sent in some images of their newest furniture piece: ‘the swamp stool’. the stool is the latest addition to their swamp collection which features a thermo sensitive material. the covering responds to body heat and other heat source such as the sun. after exposure to the heat, the material temporarily changes colour. the stool’s shape is inspired by the swamp outside the studio’s offices in jackson, mississippi.

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Chiaso Bar Stools

Chiasso’s spring collection — Love It or Leave It? Chiasso’s new spring collection is apparently supposed to be a a wonderful treasure — as the titles of their newsletter, Shhh…Spring Preview – Just a click away!, suggests. However, I’m not sure exactly what the secret is… The secret just may be that the new spring collection will evoke boredom… Case in point — the Bermuda patio collection. Sterile, dull, uninspired. Chiasso_table_and_chairsChiasso_table (via Behind the Curtains)

How they are Seated at Google’s

It’s no secret that Zurich Googlers inhabit an office that puts your foosball fun time corner to shame, and there’s no better way to spur envy than through a photo gallery put together by the Googsters themselves. Also check out this recent BBC video and article that delves into the inner workings of this ultimate alterna-workspace’s benefits like sliding into work rather than taking the elevator. thanks bryman!

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Martino Gamper: 100 chairs in 100 days in 100 ways, part 2: Walking Chair

Walking Chair Poster

Through Viennese Gallery Walking Chair I got acquainted with Martino Gamper first.

Martino Gamper as Host
Martino Camper here as a Chef in one of his recent ventures

Italian born Martino Gamper is an artist and chair maker. He studied in Vienna and is located in East London.

Martino Gamper, Best Chair Alchemist
Martino Gamper, Best Chair Alchemist

He is a real Chair-O-Holic who doesn’t only collect photos of chairs like me, but also collects real chairs and then does something with his collection.

With his project 100 chairs in 100 days in 100 ways he produced one chair per day giving old chairs he had collected a new twist.

Here are some photos I was able to collect from the Walking Chair exhibition in Vienna:

Martino Gamper Walking Chair 01

The Bottom is made from an ‘Arnold Circus’ Stool. The Arnold Circus stool was designed by Gamper in 2006 for The Friends of Arnold Circus, a regeneration project in Shoreditch, East London.

Martino Gamper Walking Chair 08

This one bears some distant resemblance with Joseph Hoffman’s Sits Machine. Aptly shown in Vienna.