1/28/16

OUR TOP 3 INDUSTRIAL CHAIRS - FRISO, WIM, AND WILLY


And the winners of the North-West European regional modernist chair industrial design championships are…. 

Creative work is tough to evaluate and compare. Personal style invariably biases our assessment of design.

There is however, one category of furniture design to which a certain amount of objectivity can be applied – industrial chairs. To make a stacking chair comfortable for people of all shapes and sizes, economic to produce on a massive scale, and uniquely aesthetically pleasing is a design problem of the utmost subtlety. Three of our absolute favorites from the category are Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld and Willy Van Der Meeren. Check out a classic chair from each of them below.

FRISO KRAMER "RESULT" CHAIR
photo: Louise Desrosiers

 WIM RIETVELD "PYRAMID" CHAIR
photo: Atelier 154

WILLY VAN DER MEEREN INDUSTRIAL ARM CHAIR
photo: unknown

1/13/16

COEN DE VRIES DESK FOR DEVO THE HAGUE 1954

This beautiful 1954 Coen de Vries desk for Devo makes the perfect work space for an apartment, office, or home with limited square footage. The compact desk features a formica top, ebonized x base, and birch construction. Very cute!