Whose Cap Chair (or Stool) was First?

A couple of days ago Sander van Heukelom drew my attention by linking to the above video on Chair Blog’s FB Page.

Then Design Milk drew my attention announcing the Cap Chair by Studio DFTS ( DFTS stands for Don’t Feed The Swedes).

Now I ask you: Whose Cap Chair was the first?


or DFTS Factory’s?

I asked Sander and he claims on FB:

My first prototypes of the Fat Cap Chairs are from 2007. I had my first solo show with the Fat Cap Chairs at Outland Modern Art Gallery in Amsterdam with the title “The artistry of the cap” in 2008.

DFTS claims their first model was from… 2005…..

I found Sander’s a year ago

The Object of Desire, Sweet Jane – A Corset inspired Lounger by Charlie Davidson

UK-based designer Charlie Davidson ‘s The Object of Desire, Sweet Jane is inspired by the form of a corset.

Davidson began the project a few years back, developing initial concept drawings to produce the first scale mock-ups and a number of 3D computer visualization.
Upon a visit to Vollers corset company – into producing corsets since the 19th century – the shape and form of the lounge really began to develop.

Although I like the corset story, I have a feeling there is some similarity in design with the Orgone Stretch Lounge by Marc Newson.

via Designboom.

S Curved Plywood three legged Mystery Chair


One of my readers would like some help from other reader with determining the provenance of this interesting S Curved Plywood Tripod Chair.

Browsing the web I could only come up with the following more or less similar chair designs:

Bellevue chair by Andre BlocThe Bellevue Chair by French architect painter and sculptor Andre Bloc and

sergio-fahrer-commo_eaBrasilean Sergio Faher’s Commo Chair

However both lack the characteristic rib reinforcing the back. Any ideas?

Another Skull Chair by Vladi Rapaport


Another Skull Chair by Vladi Rapaport

Another Skull inspired Chair by Vladi Rapaport

After the Sensory Deprivation Skull Chair by AVL, now another Skull Chair by Vladi Rapaport.

Via Super Future.

Bungeeseat by Fishbol

Fishbol Bungee Seat

The Bungeeseat revisits René Herbst’s Chaise Sandows, but adds a contemporary twist by using today’s aesthetics and conscience in material selection. The frame is constructed from bamboo plywood and locally manufactured bungee cords. The Bungeeseat kit fabricated in Fishbol’s Toronto studio, comes in customizable accent colors and bungee cords. The ready-to-assemble (RTA) chair is sold in a neatly designed package. The Bungeeseat is in limited production by Fishbol available at www.fishbol.com.
Designer: Mani Mani (Canada)
Manufacturer: Fishbol (Canada)

Via Designspotter