Chaise by Harri Koskinen

Chaise by Harri Koskinen

Harri Koskinen's latest project is a chaise longue made from splint, a thin strip of natural untreated wood used by Finnish masters for centuries to make different-size baskets and containers for carrying and storing things. The material is identified with summers spent in Finland picking berries, mushrooms and shopping at local good markets. The chaise is part of a current exhibition Fennofolk – New Nordic Oddity, at the Design Museum in Helsinki. The exhibition features 80 Finnish artists and designers were invited to analyze Finnish culture from a fresh perspective. Fennofolk – New Nordic Oddity June 11 – September 28, 2008 Design Museum Korkeavuorenkatu 23 Helsinki, Finland

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Marc Newson Wicker Chair at Christie's NYC

Marc Newson Wicker Chair
Marc Newson Wicker Chair
Photo thanks to Christie’s

Finally the fourth and last Newson chair that is for sale at Christie’s: A wicker chair.


Lot Number 0114 Sale Number 1950
Lot Title MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
Estimate 12,000 – 18,000 U.S. dollars
Lot Description MARC NEWSON (b. 1963)
A Wicker and Steel Chair, 1990
for Idée
30 in. (76.2 cm.) high

Update: It fetched $11,250