Thursday, July 17, 2008
Created by designer Stefano Bigi for La Cividina Inc., the Dolce Vita is an interesting swivel chair and footrest combo that testifies to the most unique design sensibilities of its makers as well as a refection of the cultural transition that is being witnessed at the time. First thing that gets the attention is the shape and the powerful orange color.
With a frame crafted in ABS plastic, the set comes covered with polyurethane foam and polyester fiber while a revolving base has been given a radical contemporary look with steel that is chromed or painted. A choice of fabric or leather upholstery further allows the designer as well the user to fully express his personal tastes which testifies for the contemporariness of the design as a whole.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The Paimio Chair. It might not be the most comfortable chair you'll ever sit in, but the Paimio Chair by Alvar Aalto is one of the more stylish pieces of seating you'll encounter.
Amazingly, the Paimio Chair (also known as Chair 41) dates from 1931 and equally amazingly, it's made of all wood - a natural lacquered birch frame and a seat made of bent birch plywood in black or white.
If looks mean more than comfort, this can be yours via Artek for £1,848.
The Kristian Vedel Child's Chair has been reissued as part of the Architect Made series. Produced around 1955 in Denmark, it's a stylish and simple mid-century design that still works today. The frame is semi-circular bent plywood, with slats to support adjustable pieces of laminated plywood, held in place by tension. And when your child grows, just move up a slot.
Available online, you can pick up the chair for £295.