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Favorite chair?

PostPosted: February 24th, 2017, 4:10 pm
by Mehaffey
Lots of chair threads and this might already be one, but curious what are some of your favorites? I know it's a broad category, but curious which ones come to mind first as your favorite and why.

I have many, but I think one of my favorites is the Cherner chair.

Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: March 6th, 2017, 5:14 am
by ralphzoontjens
If I have to pick one it will be Jasper Morrison's Air chair, regarding the overal story behind the design and manufacturing.

Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: March 6th, 2017, 3:03 pm
by IDiot
I'm unfamiliar with the Air Chair story, care to give a little more detail?
- The Folding Air Chair is one of the more nicely executed production folding chairs I have ever seen

Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: March 8th, 2017, 5:12 pm
by Sean_Kelly_1
I've always liked the look of the Jacobsen Egg Chair, but suppose that's too obvious.

Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: March 9th, 2017, 11:13 am
by Ross McCoy
My favorite designer chair is probably the simple Eames fiberglass armchair rocker. pretty generic from a designer's standpoint. but the history of the piece and what it's done for furniture design is far reaching.

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The Bone Chair by Ross Lovegrove is one of my favorite art/exploration chairs. The forms on it are amazing and I love how it breaks a chair down to it's most essential elements.

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Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: March 11th, 2017, 6:16 am
by ralphzoontjens
I also love the Eames chairs just by virtue of the working processes they developed and what it meant for ID.
Lovegrove's chairs look nice on the screen but then don't work well in reality.
I don't like all of Philippe Starck's playful designs but I do like most of his chairs, and they are excellent.
Travelling through France's cities' is basically a living Starck chair exhibition :)

My favorites are the Eros chair:
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Louis Ghost:
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Bubble Club (surprisingly comfortable)
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Broom chair:
It is made of wood-plastic composites, a great material innovation combining wood waste chips with polymers.
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Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2017, 4:12 am
by MFurniture02
Bubble Club (surprisingly comfortable) is too cute, and comfortable sofa...

Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2017, 3:25 pm
by bepster
To pick a favorite is hard. Morrison, BarberOsgerby, Grcic, Fukasawa and the Bouroullecs have between them designed so many iconic ones.
And that just the contemporary designers.
I got a soft spot for Maruni, Arper and Vitra.

But a chair that I have always liked a lot due to its details is the Colander Chair by Patrick Norguet, manufactured by Kristalia.
I just think its near perfect in construction and proportion.
I saw a Wood seat version in Milan this year which was gorgeous and gave me serious Prouvé vibes.

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Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 3:06 pm
by Brian_Donlin
There are so many.... Jasper Morrison's Air Chair (specifically the one with armrests) is a favorite of mine.
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Re: Favorite chair?

PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 3:08 pm
by Brian_Donlin
Brian_Donlin wrote:There are so many.... Jasper Morrison's Air Chair (specifically the one with armrests) is a favorite of mine. To those who mentioned it earlier--the "story," I believe, is just that it utilizes gas injection molding (different from regular injection molding), which was new manufacturing technology at the time.
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