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October 4, 2012

A LONG HIKE LEADS TO THREE OF MY FAVORITE CHAIRS!

Filed under: Frank ghery — Tags: , — jherzlinger @ 8:24 am

Every designer has their love of the moment piece of furniture! Today, mine is the chair.  And not just any chair but three very unusual chairs, two of which are very affordable and will work in any design scheme you have going, the other is just a piece of stunning art and about a designer you will want to know a little something about!

Chairs are one of the most important pieces of furniture.  They can really make a room and you don’t need to always have the exact number in anticipation of how many people you will be entertaining!

Marcello Morandini (1940) after his beginnings as graphic designer with Umberto Eco for Bompiani publishing, devoted himself to design and artistic research. In 1965 he took part to San Paulo Biennal (introduced by Dorfles), and in 1968 he exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in a personal hall. Internationally appreciated, he is invited to work abroad projecting buildings, sculptures and important collections. His research is about the visual representation of movement, seen as a subject independent from representatinl themes, according to the Futurist vision. Studying the different kinds of movement (torsion, tension, expansion, overlapping) he produces graphic and plastic works, in two or three dimensions as well, always in white or black and white. Let it be graphic, or sculpture, or architecture and design, Morandini’s style is coherent and unique, giving even to everyday’s life needs an aestetic and artistic dimension. The tribute by Giudecca 795 begins with the chess set – the last available of a limited series – and continues with sculptures and multiples in plexiglass.

Designed in 1930 for the Tugendhat house in Brno, Czechoslovakia, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Brno chair mirrors the
groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment.


Frank O. Gehry is one of today’s most important architects. Gehry likes to use unusual materials for his architecture and furniture and with the furniture series “Easy Edges” from 1972 he succeeded in lending such everyday material as cardboard a new aesthetic dimension. Although they appear unbelievably simple “Easy Edges” are constructed with the architect’s care as well as being very robust and stable. Four models from the series, Side Chair, Wiggle Side Chair, Dining Table and Low Table Set, are now being produced by Vitra. Made of corrugated cardboard. Multiple curved structure of bonded cardboard, edges finished in hardboard.

Enjoy!

Love,
Jamie

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