Monday, March 12, 2018

Crazy About Chairs

Recently on my Instagram feed, I've been featuring lots and lots of chairs. Why am I so attracted to chairs? Butterfly chairs, Eames chairs, Saddle chairs and just chairs, chairs, chairs. I think I'm so captivated by them because I'm so amazed how a simple chair can have so many different forms and functions. And the art!!!! They are such a normal everyday object in every home, yet they can be a statement maker, a show stopper, a piece of art. I am really loving the variations in designs and the amazing style. Here are some of my fav's...

  The butterfly chair, known also as the BKF chair or Hardoy chair (named for Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy) is a style of chair featuring a tubular frame and a large sling hung from the frame's highest points, creating a suspended seat. It is so casual looking yet so amazing!

 I am so fascinated by the beautiful Shell Chair created by Danish designer Hans J. Wegner in 1963. Also sometimes known as the "smiling chair" it achieves a floating lightness due to its arching curves and wing-like seat. I am gaga over the brown and white cowhide version.

 The Silla Trenzada Saddle Chair from Jan Barboglio is breathtaking with its hand forged iron base and woven English Brindle leather saddle seat. It is so sophisticated and stylish.

 Now here's a show stopper! The Redford House Manhattan Chair. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft pink leather with the antique gold metal finish. So stunning.

 The wire-lattice diamond chair is another favorite! These airy seats are sculpted from steel rods. They were designed by sculptor  Harry Bertoia. They look so delicate and light but so strong in design. 

 Then there's the Eames rocker. The Eames chair was designed by Americans Charles and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" Eames. It is a staple in Scandinavian design. This rocker version is a mid-century masterpiece. 

Despite the name, the Gubi Beetle chair is also quite captivating. Inspired by the anatomy of the beetle, GamFratesi for GUBI reinterprets its hard shell and the soft interior. The result is a delicate mid-century feel. The soft velvet upholstery is so marvelous.

 And lastly, one of the most recognized chairs of the last century is the Barcelona Chair. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it epitomizes modern design. Van der Rohe used leather straps to suspend leather covered cushions from a chrome plated steel frame. It is simple and elegant. I love it in the brown. Just gorgeous!!

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