10/26/10

FOLD IT

Allandale House by William O'Brien Jr.

The most ubiquitous of vintage folding chair design is Hans Wegner's Folding Chair, created in 1949.

The convenience of folding is not limited to Wegner's comfortably sophisticated portable chair, I know, it's crazy but there are other less ubiquitous folding chairs still kicking about. And come on, vintage folding chairs are a great solution for extra seating indoors or out. 

Grab and go and then sit your butt down anywhere.


Perhaps one of my favorite folded designs,  you can find this great folding slatted chair in the store. 

It looks as fantastic on a deck or around a fire pit as it does in a living room.

Abigal Ahern's moody apartment.

These Gijs Bakker Folding Chairs are laminated wood with an ashwood veneer and available in army green or brown. They are like super classy camp chairs.
 
These early 1950's Birch folding chairs were used in a church for extra seating and fold away inconspicuously. Have extra dinner guests? Check these out. Problem solved.

Folding chairs feed that great chair collecting obsession without eating up all the floor space. Easily a win-win solution.

10/21/10

SAFARI

While the word Safari might normally conjure thoughts of wild animals and outdoor adventures, it has always brought to my mind two very sexy and classic chairs, often imitated and thoroughly gorgeous.

The Safari Chair, a Kaare Klint designed easy chair, was created in collaboration with his pupil Edvard Kindt-Larsen in 1930 and manufactured by Rud Rasmussen, Denmark for Kaare Klint.

The Sirocco easy chair by Arne Norell, was created circa 1960 and produced for Norell Mobel AB.





The most innovative design feature of this style chair is its collapsable nature. It can be disassembled and included on what I imagine to be the most well designed and modern safari trip ever. I would assume it is probably more at home in your living room than the savanna.


We have a few Safari chairs available currently, check out this very unusual version with a rosewood frame with cow hide seat or this Klaare Klint original with black leather upholstery.

10/8/10

Charlotte Perriand


With the recent shift towards a mixture of industrial modernism in design and interiors Charlotte Perriand continues to be a influential furniture designer with collectors and designers alike.


Charlotte Perriand

Architect + Furniture Designer (1903-1999)

 


When the 24 year old Charlotte Perriand strode into Le Corbusier’s studio at 35 rue de Sèvres, Paris in 1927, and asked him to hire her as a furniture designer, his response was terse. “We don’t embroider cushions here,” he replied and showed her the door. A few months later Le Corbusier apologised. After being taken by his cousin Pierre Jeanneret to see the glacial Bar sous le Toît, or rooftop bar that Perriand had created in glass, steel and aluminium, for the Salon D’Automne exhibition in Paris, Le Corbusier invited her to join his studio.

Sticking it to Le Corbusier, my kind of woman.

Designer gone wild. 


Who's got two thumbs and is a design icon?


Yeah. This lady.

Home of David Delfin & Gorka Postigo with Perriand stacking chairs.


Perriand stools in a minimalist house by AFGH.

Selection of Perriand Designs 

Amsterdam Modern currently has a selection of some prime examples of Charlotte Perriand's work including these wicker stools in assorted heights and styles. Check out these as well as these which are in the style of.



Perriand, Corbusier, Prouve Style Day Bed with Woven Webbing comes with an adjustable headrest and a new leather cushion; from Baden Switzerland. 

Yummy.


This leather sling chair is an incredible example of mixing tubular chrome and warm leather. Designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928 it is a classic piece that still remains completely contemporary.

These incredible Charlotte Perriand Leather Bar Stools come in assorted sizes and states of wear and are therefore priced individually. Just as amazing as the stacking chair design!

10/1/10

L.A. at Home Visit

Thanks to David A. Keeps for stopping by and visiting our retail venture in Silver Lake with Mohawk General Store.

To read the article and view some additional photos please check out The Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section.

We'd love for you to come visit us at our new retail space which is open daily and located in Silver Lake's Sunset Junction.

4011 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 669-1601