ShopAD is an excellent place to hang out for chair sourcing and inspiration from both AD (i.e. Architectural Digest) and the creators of 1STDIBS resources. For instance if you are looking for a Bar Stool you might like the one by Charlotte Perriand you can find there.
The Traveler by Oda. Designed for the Chambers Hotel in NYC.
Via Design Milk.
Although it seems around a couple of years, I like the idea. This stool is a great item for geeks. The contoured shape holds your backspace just like your finger rests in a key. Measures 22 inches square and 15 inches high and has ‘sit’ printed on the top. Printing is customizable, so that you can have these stools with your own message or logo. Made of durable plastic, lightweight and thus easily shifted around or stackable. Insert this eye-catching seat in the dorm, game room or an internet cafÃ© or the computer corner of a hotel.
Found it at – where else – Geekologie. You can find it at Great Big Stuff.
Cool multi colored Egg chairs by Arne Jacobsen designed for the then named SAS Royal Hotel and now the Radisson Blu Royal Copenhagen hotel in Copenhagen which celebrates it’s 50ieth anniversary on July 1, 2010 (thanks Paul)
via Spotted by Normann Copenhagen.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959, USA)
Peacock chair for the Imperial Hotel,Tokyo, c,1921-1922
Oak frame with seat and back upholstered in oil cloth
Via 64 C H A I R S.
As the number of posts grow and grow, it is more and more necessary to be able to find a specific piece of information back.
The author of 64 Chairs is one of my very early chair inspirators on this blog. There are many more inspirational gems hidden in my blog. Therefor I’ve created the chair inspiration category.
This Peacock chair was especially designed for a famous hotel that has disappeared since. Your’s truly is a hotelier himself. Many more chairs have specifically been designed for use in the hospitality industry. In addition there are those in the hospitality industry who don’t care a lot about design….I believe they should be made aware there is so much more fun when you apply furniture that represents some thought given by a designer. Therefore I’m introducing also a new category which is coined Hotel Bar Restaurant or Nightclub Seating. From those I’m sure I have mentioned examples already here in the blog, even without being aware of the fact.
You’ll see both these categories grow from time to time.