Favorite chair?

February 24th, 2017, 4:10 pm

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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.
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March 6th, 2017, 5:14 am

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If I have to pick one it will be Jasper Morrison's Air chair, regarding the overal story behind the design and manufacturing.
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March 6th, 2017, 3:03 pm

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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

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March 8th, 2017, 5:12 pm

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I've always liked the look of the Jacobsen Egg Chair, but suppose that's too obvious.

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March 9th, 2017, 11:13 am

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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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March 11th, 2017, 6:16 am

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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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April 28th, 2017, 4:12 am

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Bubble Club (surprisingly comfortable) is too cute, and comfortable sofa...

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April 28th, 2017, 3:25 pm

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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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April 29th, 2017, 3:06 pm

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There are so many.... Jasper Morrison's Air Chair (specifically the one with armrests) is a favorite of mine.
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April 29th, 2017, 3:08 pm

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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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July 24th, 2017, 8:38 am

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September 21st, 2017, 7:46 pm

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I have to go with the LC4 chaise longue as being one of my favorites.
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September 22nd, 2017, 7:50 am

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Curtis_Hungness wrote:I have to go with the LC4 chaise longue as being one of my favorites.
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September 24th, 2017, 8:38 am

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iab wrote:
Curtis_Hungness wrote:I have to go with the LC4 chaise longue as being one of my favorites.
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July 3rd, 2018, 8:09 am

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An older thread, but I am a chair guy. In the 90s, I was more of a collector. But since I have sold off a lot of stuff. All of my Starck stuff is gone, too plasticy. Although if I found a W.W. stool at a reasonable price, I would get it.

I don't have actual pictures of my collection (odd, because I have lots of pics of my bike collection), so I have substituted stuff from the interwebz.

In chronological order.

Shaker ladderback, mid 19th century. What I consider the start of minimalist movement.

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Number 14 Thonet, late 19th century. High tech bendy wood.

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Rietveld chair, 1920s. Surprisingly comfortable.

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Bertoia Diamond chair, 1950s. I got this for $5 when the guy above me got evicted while in college.

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Eames lounge, 1950s. Fits like a glove. Mine is Rosewood, made before the ban.

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Aeron, 1990s. It was a bonus from work. Kind of fitting during the dot com era.

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And since I cannot afford a Blo Void, I got a Tom Vac instead, about the double aughts. Scratch and dent sale at MCA. A bargain. ;)

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