Benchmark Reviews review a very, very expensive chair
in the most effusive terms. Something rings false in a cosy internet backwater
. Further investigation suggests that large sections of the review are lifted from press releases. Shenanigans ensue
. The response of Benchmark Reviews to being caught in the act? They permanently ban and then publish the real name and address
of the journalist investigating.
The Real Good Chair Experiment
- What happens if you leave 25 chairs around New York and watch to see where they go? The short film then continues with an interview with a few of the people who brought them home.
Modern Furniture Designs.
Innovative and unique furniture has twists and turns, literal and conceptual ways of breaking from contemporary conventions and modern regularity. These creative furniture designs
go beyond merely innovative, crossing boundaries of industrial, furniture and architectural design, using new methods and materials
along the way.
Amazing Pooktre Sculptures
. A gallery of living art.
. (with bonus extra Previouslies inside!)
Ever had a yen for a table made from jet engine turbine blades or a desk fashioned from a wing or a cowling? Giancarlo de Astis
and Moto Art
are two high-end design firms that are creating eye catching furniture and functional art from scavenged airplane parts. You can see their work and the work of others in the aviation art community at InterFlight Studio
. Or do-it-yourself-ers in the crowd might just prefer a Field Guide to Aircraft Boneyards
The Tantra Chair (NSFW)
seems like a great addition to any modern living room.
White plastic chairs
- Jens Thiel blogs his research
of the ubiquitous chair we all love to hate for an upcoming monobloc monograph and museum exhibition. The first chair emerged midcentury, devil spawn of a noble
heritage. Today, some fear
the monobloc population rivals or exceeds that of humans. Some view the chair as art
, others see their place in history
, but I agree with the wag who dubs them tupperware containers for lard butts
- "source on the future of design". Great finds like Tetris shelves
, the Slumber Light
, a transformer apartment
, and Favela Chairs
. (via the saucydwellings LJ community)
Un-Fold. (quicktime clip)
City Magazine asked 9 designers, from 9 cities across the world to design a chair in 90 days. Oh, and it had to fit in a FedEx box. Pics
about the designers and the project.
What makes for a great champagne chair?
Design Within Reach sponsored a holiday contest
to design a chair constructed from the cork and wire cages of champagne bottle. Judges had a difficult time deciding from the 400 entries
that poured in. (via Buzz.)
Pull up a folding chair
and take a look at the folding chair's four thousand year history, thanks to the kind folks at designboom
Stand up for sitting down!
Management at Indigo/Chapters (a Canadian bookstore mega-chain equivalent to Borders) is drastically reducing the amount of comfortable seating in their stores chain-wide. This committed group
of activists isn't taking the matter sitting down. Show your support!
An Ode to the Aeron
-- Something good may come out of the dotcom collapse at last!
As they all go belly up, having lavished lots of their venture capital on $2000 office chairs, will the rest of us finally be able to afford these marvels of office architecture, even if we do have to settle for them being used?
Screw the $800 Aeron chair
I've coveted for so long, I need one of these