Posts Tagged ‘seating’

Eileen Gray – Transat Chair

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

 

Superb modern chair by Eileen Gray, featured in a Guardian list this this week. It’s the Transat Chair (1925-30).

“The Transat chair is from the late 1920s, when Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand were forging in tubular steel assertive icons of the machine age.

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Artists and architects for Sawaya & Moroni

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Italian design firm Sawaya & Moroni often commissions new furniture pieces by guest designers who are primarily artists or architects. Many design firms follow this strategy, but for some reason most of the really original design commissions come out of Sawaya & Moroni. I’m not sure why. I’m not a fan of all their work (especially the Zaha Hadid benches), but they take chances.

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Best bench/seating platform, and of course it’s Australian

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

This is the ur-seating platform. Think how many people would gather here at a party, and even Le Chat prefers it. This is from a house in St. Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Why is Australian design so cool now? If you’ve ever seen Vogue Living Australia you know what I mean.

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inside

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Photos via inside (photo above is at insideinside.tumblr.com), one of the best curated tumblelogs on tumblr. Well-named, also. And see its sister site, outside, which is equally good.

My apologies for not knowing the name of the photographers, owners or designers behind these photos.

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Whatever happened to the seating platform, the conversation pit?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Above, the 1970s modern two-level platform in painter Frank Stella’s loft, from the classic book Inside Today’s Home. Below, a recent photo of the renovated 1950s conversation pit in the Number 31 Hotel in Dublin.

Maybe it’s because I grew up around a hip artist aunt whose 60s/70s handmade house had a seating platform in it, but I am mourning the disappearance of the freeform seating arrangement.

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High Line Park, two weeks from opening but already beautiful

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Of course the High Line park didn’t open on time for our New York trip – the first phase now opens June 15 – but at least we got to see all the frantic final activity from our hotel window. UPDATE June 6: This had seemed like a great urban park idea, and it would have made a very beautiful promenade for New York, but as it turns out its use is semi-private.

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