We're Having a Theo Ruth Love Affair...
"And I can't stop, and I won't stop"
- Miley Cyrus, Mike Will Made It, P-Nasty, Rock City, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick
As said epically by (all six) songwriters of "We Can't Stop," we literally can't stop being obsessed with Theo Ruth's beautiful designs. I suddenly had an epiphany that we may have a problem as I watched our upholsterer drop off a third (or fifth?) batch of freshly re-upholstered gorgeous Theo Ruth chairs... Not that that is a problem whatsoever, and if it is, we would love for it to keep reoccurring.
What's not to love?
We can't help but be attracted to the well-designed and well-made. Basically, Theo Ruth's designs have amazing structurally sound bones (haha.) Even the worst upholsterer couldn't mess up a Theo Ruth chair. All of his designs are classic and fun - manifesting as a curvy love seat or his most famous tension construction sets. Ingenious...
Theo Ruth for Artifort:
Theo Ruth was an interior and furniture designer whose most famous design was his 1952 Congo chair based on innovative tension construction. After joining Artifort in 1936 (then named Wagemans & Van Tuinen) as their primary furniture designer, he became integral to the development of Artifort's design department, bringing in other designers such as Geoffrey Harcourt, Gerritt Rietveld, and Pierre Paulin. An arbitrator of design, he played a huge role in paving the path to Artifort's success.
|Theo Ruth "Congo" Chair, 1952. In Chartreuse!|
|Theo Ruth Loveseat - in Original Olive Mohair|
|Theo Ruth Armchair - Sunshine Yellow|
|Theo Ruth Three-Seater Sofa - Apple Red|
|Theo Ruth Armchair - Feather Upholstery|
|Pair of Theo Ruth Vanity Chairs|
|Theo Ruth Loveseat|
|Theo Ruth Tension Construction Sofa Set - Two-Toned Fabric|
(All photos by Sam Zachrich. Thank you Sam!)