Furniture - Chair - Tulip - Saarinen

Chair Tulip by Eero Saarinen. Produced by Knoll. In his purist approach to design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought out the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural solution. He designed the 1956 Tulip chair in terms of its setting, rather than a particular shape. "In any design problem, one should seek the solution in terms of the next largest thing." he said. "If the problem is a chair, then its solution must be found in the way it relates to the room..." In the Tulip, Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity: "Every significant piece of furniture has a holistic structure."

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Furniture - Chair - Rar Rocking - Eames

Rocking Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. Produced by Vitra.


In the early 1940's the Eames, Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1989), had the chance to experiment with new methods of bending plywood in the work they did for the navy wartime effort. They applied these techniques to their furniture design.

The RAR (rocking armchair rod) has a moulded fibreglass-reinforced polyester seat and an eiffel tower base with birch wood rockers on the bottom. It is said that the RAR rockers were originally gifts to herman miller employees who just had newborns!

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Furniture - Chair - Swivel - Charles Eames

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This Eames chair in chromed-aluminium, is one of the most famous Charles and Ray Eame's designs. The aluminium group hailed as the most distinctive design ever by Eames. The chairs is produced by Vitra.

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Furniture - Chair - Egg - Arne Jacobsen

The birth of the Egg - designed by Arne Jacobsen

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The Egg is a chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen. It is manufactured by Fritz Hansen.

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The Egg was designed in a typical Jacobsen style, where there was no fear of pushing the material to its limit, and often using entirely new materials to make his designs come true. See how the chair is made in this video.

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It is believed to be inspired by Eero Saarinens "Womb chair", from which it gains some traits. In many respects, though, the Egg is a much more complete design.

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Furniture - Chair - CH 101 - Hans Wegner

Chair CH 101by Hans J. Wegner and manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son. This collection was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1970. In 2008, for the first time since their very limited production in the early 1970s select pieces have been re-launched as the Series 100 Collection.

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Furniture - Chair - 3107 - Arne Jacobsen

Furniture - Chair - 3107 - Arne Jacobsen

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The Model 3107 chair by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen is one of the most popular chairs in Danish design history. It was designed using a new technique in which plywood could be bent in two dimensions. It has been produced exclusively by Fritz Hansen A/S ever since its invention in 1955. It is also the most copied chair in the world.
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Furniture - Chair - Wassily - Marcel Breuer

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Chair Wassily by Marcel Breuer, produced by Knoll. Perhaps the most widely-recognized of Breuer's early designs was the first bent tubular steel chair, later known as the Wassily Chair, designed in 1925 and was inspired, in part, by the curved tubular steel handlebars on Breuer's Adler bicycle.
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Furniture - Chair - LC2 - Le Corbusier

Chair LC2 by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier designed this original Petite Lounge Chair (LC2) collection based on the human scale. Le Corbusier created a range of Grand Confort Lounge Chairs (LC2) that express his ideals with great sophistication. More about Le Corbusier at Artsy.net.
 
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Furniture - Chair - Ottoman - Charles - Ray Eames

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The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman, correctly titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) were released in 1956 after years of development by designers Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. It was the first chair the Eames designed for a high-end market. These furnishings are made of molded plywood and leather. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. The chair is produced by Vitra.
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