Sitting Pretty In Berlin

Cul is Cool Stool

I liked this photo so much I had to grab it from Gridskipper which was merged into another site since….

Update

I now know this is the Cul is Cool Stool by ABR

Last edited by gje on February 2, 2017

Martino Gamper: 100 chairs in 100 days in 100 ways, part 1: Walking Chair

Martino Gamper at the Walking Chair Gallery
Martino Gamper at the Walking Chair Gallery in 2006

My first encounter with Martino Gamper was through the announcement of the opening of the Walking Char Gallery in Vienna in september 2006.

Walking Chair Gallery in Vienna: Entrance
Walking Chair Gallery in Vienna: Entrance

About Walking Chair

Walking Chair Motto

Walking Chair is a design Studio with a Gallery and a web shop, Walking Things. Their studio is located in what used to be a classic high ceiling Viennese café, which later was converted into a motor garage. Meeting six years ago while working as freelance designers for the Lomographic Society on a new type of handset, the Swiss born, Basel trained, typeface, typographic, filmmaker and communication designer Fidel Peugeot joined forces with the Italian, Vienna trained, mechanical engineer turned product designer Karl Emilio Pircher.

Walking Chair Designs:
I found two chair related designs by Walking Chair:

Walking Chair Monte Bello Sofa
Their Monte Bello Sofa

and

Banja Luka Chair
Their Banja Luka Chair

They featured Martino Camper’s 100 chairs project from September 28, 2006 – December 24, 2006 in their Walking Chair Gallery.

I was in Vienna in that period, but alas missed this opportunity lacking time and knowledge (I hadn’t started this Blog yet).

See my next posts.

A Transparant Seating Ball

When you sit at your desk all day long at work, it’s hard to stay healthy. The Diethack blog covers a few ways to be good to your body while you sit at your desk at work, like reducing repetitive movements: Movements that you repeat over and over (such as answering the phone or reaching for a book) can lead to strains and stress. Reduce unnecessary movements as much as possible by keeping items you use often within arm’s reach and using tools, such as a phone headset, to reduce repetitive movements. You should also alternate the hand you use to operate your computer’s mouse.

via Health: Stay Healthy At Your Desk Job

Rattan Footstool by Franco Albini

Created in 1951 by famed Italian designer Franco Albini, who trained under the legendary Gio Ponti and went on to do work for Knoll, this minty rattan footstool combines modern form with traditional craftsmanship and simple, natural materials. It measures 26 inches wide by 18 inches tall.

via More Ways to Waste Time