Some time ago I took the first photo in a hotel lobby around the corner from where I live. I didn’t know which chair it is, but after visiting I now know it is the Solitaire Chair Argentine borne, but Zurich based, Alfredo Haeberli designed for Sweden based Offecct.
The five-star Golden Apple Boutique Hotel in the heart of Moscow, Russia, is most famous for its exclusive interior design by Canadian architect Raphael Shafir, but to us, chair appreciators, the most interesting thing deserving of our special attention is their fabulous giant golden seat shaped to look like a nibbled at apple.
The apple is shiney and golden on the outside and is positioned in the hotel lobby with its whole side facing the window to one of the Moscow’s central streets (passing by the hotel you see the apple inside, but to know you can seat in it you’d need to walk in!), the hollow side of the apple is upholstered in plushy black fabric and is big enough to fit 3 slim persons.
Pictured here is Miss Russia 2006 Tatiana Kotova during her visit to the hotel. Photo courtesy of Golden Apple Boutique Hotel Facebook page.
Michael asked me to post his sturdy Twelve Barstool. A bit dangerous with too much alcohol…
Philippe Starck designed these armchairs for the Paramount Hotel.
Found at Soho Treasures, Located in Soho- the heart & soul of Manhattan, NYC. It has over 7500 sq. ft. Mid Century to Contemporary furnishings & decor.
And here a prototype found at Icollector:
Philippe Starck prototype Miss Paramount chair for the Paramount hotel
upholstery, thread, painted wood
14.5 w x 21 d x 41 h inches
Provenance: Collection of Ian Schrager, New York