D29 Armchair – 2011 IMM Cologne (32)

D29 Armchair – 2011 IMM Cologne (32)

It is a Tecta Chair. Tecta seems to suggest it is a cantilever chair by El Lissitzky


Capo by Doshi Levien for Cappellini – Milan 2011 (18)

One more design for the Milan Design Week 2011 is the first collaboration between London based studio Doshi Levien and Italian design brand Cappellini.The shape of the chair called Capo came from the image of a dapper gentleman in a well-cut suit and a felted hat.

With its tabular base, tall back, upturned lapel and cantilevered flexible arms the Capo armchair might remind you of another design week product – Pod Chair by Benjamin Hubert we posted about earlier. Just like Pod is said to be a private chair, Capo is said to provide shelter and “envelope” the sitter, “trasforming them into a boss”. Notice how both chairs come in felt, what seems to be a hot trend with seating furniture right now!

Image via dezeen.com

.06 Easy Chair by Maarten van Severen

Regular readers know I’m a huge fan of Maarten van Severen who passed away much to early in 2005.

Oops! I’ve had to change some posts here, because I had misspelled Maarten van Severen’s name. My first mistake was that I believed that his name was Van Seventer, then I thought it was Van Sevener….all wrong. I believe the reason was the wrong connotation it has with the Dutch word Zeveren, which means so much as nag or moan. Sorry Maarten. Anyway I pinched this photo from the Vitra site which is getting better and better nowadays while they use less and less flash…

Cantilever Chair by Mart Stam at Retro Vegas

Mart Stam Cantilever Chair at Vegas Retro

Retro Vegas seems to have a nice original Mart Stam cantilever chair.

This reminds me of a prior post: The Cantilever Chair: By Mart Stam, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe or by Marcel Breuer?

Six Cantilever Chairs after a design by Mart Stam

Sale Title MODERN DESIGN Location London, South Kensington Sale Date Mar 04, 2008 Lot Number 0114 Sale Number 5337


Estimate 600 – 800 British pounds

circa 1930, tubular steel and upholstery 85cm. high (6) Provenance BATA, East Tilbury, circa 1933

via LotFinder