Western Rocker by Atelier 522 at 2011 IMM Cologne (11)

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Western Rocker by Atelier 522
Western Rocker, a rocking stool by Germany based Atelier 522 at the Serafini boot of IMM Cologne 2011.

Angel Chair by Vadim Kibardin

DESIGN AND DESIGN International Award winner 2011, the Angel Chair by Vadim Kibardin attempts to help you grow some wings. I would’ve gladly put this one in my office as it would be sure to lift my spirits should things at work get extra hectic! Not sure the folks at my job would want me to get distracted and fly away just like that though.

The Angel Chair is produced on order, has a metal carcass, leather upholstery and removable plastic wings that can be washed (in case you need a fresh ‘flying’ start, you know).

Punctured Monobloc Plastic Chair by Tina Roeder

Perforated Mono-bloc Plastic Chair by Tina Roeder 2009

Punctured Monobloc Plastic Chair by Tina Roeder

I featured this Punctured or Perforated White Monobloc Plastic Chair (number 11 of) 33 “White Billion Chairs” by Tina Roeder earlier.

On September 26, 2009, at a Phillips de Pury London Sale it fetched £2,750, while estimated between £1,200-1,800.
SOLD AT £2,750

Monobloc Plastic Chairs site revived

There are people who hate them, but at least one person I know loves them dearly: German Jens Thiel of Functional Fate [Ed: Unfortunately the site has disappeared]. I wrote earlier about Jens. Recently he mentioned that he had revived his blog and I promised him this post.

Kos is an Greek island. It is part of the 12 Dodecanos islands in the Aegean Sea just near the Turkish coast.
After a short occupation of the island by the Venetians and the Genoans, Kos came under the control of the Ioanniter knights in 1314 and was ruled by them until the Turks kicked them out in 1457. These knights built strongholds and one of those forts is still a ruin next to Kos city’s harbor where I took these photos when on holiday last year and thinking of Jens’ passion. “A strange place for monobloc plastic chairs” I thought.

Strange place huh? Jens feel free to copy!

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white monobloc plastic chair: SERIES OF FOUND/OLD/DECAYING GARDEN CHAIRS STARTED IN 2002. THE CHAIRS ARE INDIVIDUALLY PERFORATED AND SANDED IN ORDER TO GIVE EACH ONE A NEW LIFE AND MAKE IT COLLECTIBLE.

The monobloc, a mass product made into a limited edition raises the question of its material and immaterial, societal, cultural, aesthetical and ethical values.

The monobloc’s charm lies in its democratic concept – it’s the most sold chair worldwide, everyone can own it. The project is an attempt to reveal the beauty of that idea and to make visible what lies beneath the surface.

Collection (2002-2009), old and rare monobloc models, polypropylene,
individually perforated (up to ten thousand holes each), sanded by hand.
Various sizes. Numbered limited edition of 33 unique pieces, 2009

White Billion Chairs is being distributed via Appel Design Gallery, Berlin.

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