Alaska Chair by Virgil Abloh.
Cast bronze furniture which appears to be sinking into the ground. The benches and chairs were first conceived to be exhibited in Venice, with Abloh capturing the tensions felt within the often flooded city. Originally trained as an architect and engineer, Abloh contextualises this conceptual flooding as a global phenomenon and crisis, evidenced wherever his furniture is displayed. Abloh used Venice itself as the inspiration, influenced by the programming of the meandering streets – the nonlinear methodology to it all.
Via Carpenters Workshop
Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders
Was designed in 2013, but I couldn’t find decent photo’s until Marcel Wanders produced some one offs or personal editions for his solo exhibition in the prestigious Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art from January till June this year.
Will it beat the Supper Legerra with its weight of approximately 800 grams?
It reminds me of Marcel’s breakthrough Knotted Chair of 1996.
It is inspired by work of Hester Oelermans.
Gold Crunch Stool by Bruno Rainaldi
Found this stool at The Longest Stay
This luxurious golden stool by designer Bruno Rainaldi is part of the Tab.U Collection and is made with hand-wrinkled and crushed aluminium. Its exterior is polished gold and it has an solid wooden interior for added durability. The stool has a non-slip dark grey cushion in thick felt at the bottom and a gold mirror top. We suggest using these stools as side tables, low seating or even just as a decorative piece.
Goldleaf Lui5 by Philippe Bestenheider
We’ve featured the new retro Lui5 of Philippe Bestenheider for the Italian Boffi Brothers earlier, but not the golden one. Since one of our contributors has a Golden Blog, we are always on the look out for golden chairs. Philippe is redoing his site. So I’ll link to his FaceBook page for the time being.