Moved, new Theme, new Header and 14th Anniversary


I have moved the site to another hosting company, a Dutch hosting company VDX NL. In addition I have chosen another theme and another header, a  photo of the Filo Sofa. Unfortunately the sofa is a one off project, but in my view it is a must have!

April 30, 2007, I started this blog, not anticipating how many chairs I would be able to feature. More than 5,000 already and going strong. Not paying attention to the real ugly or middle of the road ones….

14 years is the age of a grownup Teenager. I am 5 times older myself, but like to tell everybody who wants to know my mind and attitude stopped aging after my 14nth Birthday.

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Chairs!
gje

Crazy Chair by Peter van Zoetendaal

Like Alessandro Mendini who inspires with re interpretations of certain designs, Peter van Zoetendaal re interprets an Ikea Chair, the Ivar Chair, by giving it the red and blue chair (by Gerit Thomas Rietveld) color scheme and adding 2 knobs, which 2 knobs would be a deadly sin for a real “De Stijl” member…

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Chairs!
gje

Filo Sofa by Barber & Osgerby

  Filo Sofa by Barber & Osgersby

Filo sofa
Year 2009
Client Private Commission
Manufacturer Cappellini
This private commission had two simple requirements; to design a sofa that was both large and comfortable. The looseness of this brief allowed scope for considerable creative freedom.

“A Must Have Sofa” I thought when creating this post.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

founded their East London studio in 1996, after studying architecture together at the Royal College of Art. For more than two decades their work has challenged the boundaries of design in this country and abroad, while their commitment to lecturing, workshops and studio practice supports the development of new generations of designers.

The strength of Barber and Osgerby’s creative partnership has led to collaborations with some of the world’s most progressive companies and a diversity of output that encompasses architecture, interiors, sculpture, product and exhibition design, from the iconic Loop Table (1996) for Isokon and Soft Work (2018) for Vitra, to the 2012 Olympic Torch and a £2 coin commissioned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of London Underground. In 2017 Phaidon published a new monograph – Barber Osgerby, Projects – covering the designers first twenty years of practice.

#2 of the Big Sofa Book.

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Chairs!
gje

Tre Pezzi Armchairs by Franco Albini & Franca Helg

Black Tre Pezzi ArmchairBlue Tre Pezzi Armchair
Red Tre Pezzi Armchair

Tre Pezzi Armchairs by Franco Albini & Franca Helg

Iconic design from 1959, a bit brutal though and less assimilating to various types of interior than the Eames Lounge Chair. It is re-edited by Cassina.
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Chairs!
gje