Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chair Fetish

For some reason I have a chair fetish. I just love chairs. Maybe it is their shape? Maybe because the design styles are so varied...from elegant, to imposing, to luxurious, to comfortable? Maybe because they represent dining, rest and relaxation? I don't know. But I love chairs. And these chairs at the upcoming Wright Important Design Sale on June 29, 2011 are just AWESOME. Love them! All of them.

Carlo Bugatti chair
Carlo Bugatti

George Nelson & Associates, Coconut chair and ottoman
George Nelson & Associates
Coconut chair and ottoman

George Nakashima, Conoid chairs
George Nakashima
Conoid chairs, pair

Pierre Jeanneret, set of four chairs from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret
set of four chairs from Chandigarh

Jean Royere, Oeuf Grande lounge chair
Jean Royère
Oeuf Grande lounge chair

Pawel Grunert
Pawel Grunert
M3 armchair

Frank Lloyd Wright, chair from the Laurent House, Rockford, Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright
chair from the Laurent House, Rockford, Illinois

Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Artona chairs
Afra and Tobia Scarpa
Artona chairs, set of ten

Paolo Buffa, set of six armchairs form Hotel Bristol, Merano
Paolo Buffa
set of six armchairs from Hotel Bristol, Merano

Ico and Luisa Parisi, lounge chair and ottoman
Ico and Luisa Parisi
lounge chair and ottoman

Gio Ponti, benches
Gio Ponti
benches, pair

Piero Fornasetti, Musicale chairs
Piero Fornasetti
Musicale chairs, pair

Pierre Jeanneret, pair of lounge chairs from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret
pair of lounge chairs from Chandigarh

Ayala Serfaty, Blanco Cristal chair
Ayala Serfaty
Blanco Cristal chair

Gianfranco Frattini, lounge chairs model 831
Gianfranco Frattini
lounge chairs model 831

Pedro Friedeberg, Hand and Foot chair
Pedro Friedeberg
Hand and Foot chair

To see these chairs and many, many more beautiful items up at auction, click here.



Alisa said...

Lovely examples. My dad has always had fab chairs... the Wassily/Breuer chair being my favorite. Also the Le Corbusier Chairs!

Dancing Branflake said...

So, this last summer I did a piece called "Chairs." It was all about how chairs play a role in society, denote wealthy, status, and security. I never thought of chairs the same way and I love that you blogged about them here. So artistic and meaningful.

Lara said...

Oh god I love chairs too! I wish I had a bigger place so I could fill it with cute little seating areas.
Love all of these except that one that looks like a brain. ;)
My faves are the Nakashimas and the Frank Lloyd Wright chair. Swoon for that color!

tulpen said...

Egg chairs sorta bug me.

As does the Brain Chair.

I like chairs for all that sitting nonsense.

Most of these look painful.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I collect cats, so I guess I have a cat fetish. Everybody's got some kind of damn fetish.

Love you.

Marian said...

They all look fantabulous, but how comfortable do you think they are;)

Onion Girl said...

I worked for a pervert when I was 18 who had a chair in his office that was the shape of a hand. So your ass sat in the palm of that chair. That should have been red flag # 1 that he was going to be a pervert. Red flag # 2 was his name was Bart.

Stacy Conner said...

Those are cool. And I really like the way they were set up and shot. The photography & styling gives them even more personality.

Bonnie said...

I would love to get interesting chairs in my house. Mine are so boring and plain. I want a house with personality, and these chairs would definitely help with that.

Also, like the commenter above me already stated, I love the way that these chairs were photographed because you get a clear picture of what the chair looks like, but it also looks like a piece of art.
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kimbirdy said...

wow, these are amazing! i have to show this post and the auction to dannon when he gets home. he's an interior architect & furniture designer. i'm sure he'll have a lot of fun scrolling through all the pieces.

Jill said...

I have a mutual love and I'm stealing three of these images and possibly doing an uncreative post of my own. These are wonderful. The Bugatti is my favorite.

Heather Taylor said...

Here's a link to a chair I know you're gonna love...

bananas. said...

i like the O-E-U-F chair...

only because i ate something at chez panisse that was called that. it was made of egg and whaddyaknow that chair looks like an egg.

(i'm guessing it means egg, yes?)

Char said...

i love them too but i like a bit more comfy

Shelley said...

I love 'em too! I took history of furniture classes in college... and made myself a list of must own chairs :) I will own a (or more) bacelona chair *drool*

blueviolet said...

Some of those are pretty cool, some look painful, and the first one looks like a torture device!

Katie said...

You really know how to pick em. The set of six are my favorite. I'll take em all. Appropriately tagged "too bad I can't afford this".

Pretty Little World said...

Although it's not the one that I'd put in my house first, the George Nelson chair is my favorite - it looks like a big butterscotch candy!

Audrey Allure said...

Such cute, interesting chairs!

hope505 said...

wow you're right!! what an amazing variety you've chosen here!!
3 cheers for chairs!

SabinePsynopsis said...

They ARE cool. I especially love the Pawel Grunert and the Afra and Tobia Scarpa ones. Have you invested in chairs yet, J?

Kitty Stampede said...

ME TOO!!!! I freaking love chairs. I could fill my house up with them. I don't really have room right now for anymore and I can't just have them all spattered about at random, can I ?!
Your picks are incredible. I am drooling all over my keyboard and floor.