Possible to revive the Scheveningen High Back Beach Chair Design?

Scheveningen High Back Beach Chair 01

In a post of my significant other blog I started a plea to revive the very snug cane High Back Beach Chair of Scheveningen. Up to the seventies there was almost no Dutch Beach without this type of chair. Northern Gemany Beaches still do frequently use another type of High Back Beach chair. It’s main features are protection against the wind and more privacy on the beach.

Scheveningen High Back cane Beach Chair 02
Just thought to enhance the reach of that plea by posting additional photo’s of the historic Dutch High Back Beach chair here.

Dutch High Back cane Beach Chair

Although I like this variation best as its curvy appearance is much more elegant.

Or am I wrong and is it already out there?

Bentwood Rocking Chair after a design by Thonet

Rocking Chair with Cane Seating and Back after Thonet

Bentwood Rocking Chair after a design by Thonet.

Estimate * £800 – £1,200 ($1,216 – $1,824)
Sale 5903, christie’s interiors 19 May 2009
London, South Kensington

At Christie’s

Museum Collections: (University of Dundee)

Designer: Michael Thonet
c. 1870
Description: Rocking chair with a dark wooden frame, and cane seat and back.
History: This is a replica of the 1870 design. The rocking chair was relatively unheard of in Europe until Thonet designed this piece.

Museum Collections: (University of Dundee)

tokyo design week 08: frank gehry tokyo bench at design tide

Frank Gehry ( or better craig webb and claire imatani of gehry partners)
designed the visitors bench for the world company building in tokyo,
japan’s largest fashion house with over 90 labels and 3000+ retail outlets.
the bench was manufactured by tomas osinski design inc., an architect-sculptor
who long worked for gehry.

Via Design Boom

Thonet no 14

Thonet no 14

Thonet no 14

My source for this photo: 64 chairs.


%d bloggers like this: