Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia
Designers: Harry Bertoia.
Manufacturer: Knoll International.
Story or Purpose: "If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them." Harry Bertoia.
Inspiration: Ray and Charles Eames welding techniques in the wire Chair.
What we Like: The diamond shape, fluidity and comfortable size.
Ant Chair by Arne Jacobson
Designers: Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer: Fritz Hansen.
Story or Purpose: Originally designed for the use at the canteen of the pharmaceutical danish company Novo Nordisk.
Inspiration: The Ant's shape.
What we Like: the clean lines of the design and its light weight.
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Zigzag Chair by Gerrit Rietveld
Designers: Gerrit Thomas Rietveld.
Manufacturer: formerly Metz & Co., Amsterdam, Now Cassina S.p.A.
Story or Purpose: Originally designed for the Shroder House in Utrecht, Holland.
Inspiration: The posture of a person sitting.
What we Like: It looks so simple but yet its construction is very complicated. its cantilevered shape gives the perception that it will fall under any weight.
Paimio Chair..Just Sit and Breath!
Designers: Alvar Aalto
Manufacturer: Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland
Story or Purpose: Originally designed for tuberculosis patients to sit comfortably and inhale the maximum amout of fresh air.
Inspiration: Marcel Breuer Chair in 1927.
What we Like: The simplcity in its structure using the bent wood technique gives the design it contemporary feel and makes it timeless.
And the combination of functionality and beauty and the user-centered approch in its design.
Read More :
1. Le Corbusier Chair.."The relaxing machine"
Designers : Le Corbusier, Pierre Janneret Charlotte Perriand
Date : 1928
Manufacturer : Cassina
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