Sunday, September 6, 2009
Today's blog is a short one text-wise, yet given the limited photo allowance per blog, it will have a 2nd post with photos only.
Marc Newson, Tom Dixon, Eero Aarnio, Wendell Castle, Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Poul Kjaerholm, Arne Jacobsen are designers just to name a few who have created seating forms that can "stand alone", pardon the oximoron. An entrance/foyer, a window corner, an alcove .... the list is endless. Vintage or current designs they are representative of true art forms. In certain cases the genius behind the design was for a given project application in addition to the artistic/creative fusion of form and materials.
On this Labor Day weekend what comes to mind is how these iconic designs must have been labors of love .... forgive the parity.
images: (click on images to enlarge)
Le Chaise by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra (top)
Wicker chair by Marc Newson (vintage)
Molar chair by Wendell Castle (vintage)
Pylon chair by Tom Dixon for Cappellini (blue wire)
Orgone bench by Marc Newson for Cappellini