Torq Armchair by Daniel Libeskind

Torq Armchair by Daniel Libeskind

My New Year’s resolution for 2023 was to post here one post per day this year. Unfortunately I was taken up in Hospital shortly after Easter and had to be lying horizontally for a couple of weeks…I’m up again at May 5 and will be backdating a couple of posts to keep the New Years’s Resolution “intact”

Phillips de Pury & Company: DANIEL LIBESKIND, “Spirit House” chair

The Spirit House Chair by Daniel Libeskind at an auction. I had coined this chair the Diamond Chair and the manufacturer the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal Chair…what’s in a name:-)


“Spirit House” chair, 2007
Brushed and polished stainless steel, leather. 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high Manufactured by Klaus Nienkämper, Canada. Number 31 from an edition of 100. Top edge impressed with artist’s facsimile signature and “by/nienkämper/31 / 100.”
ESTIMATE $15,000-20,000

LITERATURE Yoshio Futagawa, “Renaissance ROM (Extension to the Royal Ontario Museum: The Crystal),” GA Document, July 2007, Tokyo, p. 33; Kelvin Browne, Bold Visions: The Architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 2008, p. 25

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Libeskind Diamond Chair

Photo © Studio Libeskind

As every architect with some self esteem Daniel Libeskind designed a chair. I coined this chair The Diamond Chair, but its official name is Spirit House Chair. It was especially designed for the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. Libeskind designed a new extension to the museum with the name The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. I really believed they missed an ad possibility “The Diamond Chair in The Chrystal”, n’est pas?

Libeskind Chrystal Chair in ROM
Here is the chair in The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

Production is by Nienkamper… Oops they call the chair the ….. Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

What do you think?