George Nelson, American
Production: 1956 - c. 1965
Manufacturer: Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan
Size: 77 cm x 131.5 x 80; seat height 42 cm
Material: varnished steel tubing, aluminum, vinyl cusions
They are similar in a way.
and no matter how much you like the ball and bubble chairs I think this guy might like them more… (321 images of them from various places)
Reitveld’s Red Blue chair. From a historical standpoint that chair cleared the path for other early modernist classics. Marcel Breuer’s(who a few years later developed the Wassily chair)early work mimics the Red Blue.
Most anything done by the Eames’. The amount of research and development that went into every project is impressive. Every furniture design student should be required to do a research paper on Charles and Ray.
Starck’s Louis Ghost armchair for Kartel. Sure, the guy can be a self-promoting blowhard. The fact that the chair is made from a single injection mold speaks of its technical innovation.
Ross Lovegrove’s Go chair. I’m not sure if it was ever produced. Injection molded magnesium alloy. Beautiful organic form.
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman: Someday I"ll be irrational enough to buy one of these just so I can sit in it everyday after work and smoke a cigar while I drink Jameson on the rocks. It’s quite simply timeless and the epitomy of the period.
Panton Chair: There aren’t many forms that get as graceful as this when it comes to chairs.
Funny these should be posted together. The Barcelona chair had to be the most uncomfortable chair around. I would rather relax in the aeron chair although it is a task chair then kill my back on the Barcelona.