Honoring the cantilevered chairs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Newson Aluminum Chair, 90 years later, is a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision, in the Modernist tradition.
Construction and Details
- Mesh seat and back are knitted using two components: polyester yarn, which adds color and a soft hand, along with thermoplastic elastomer which provides the structural element
- Back mesh is held in place with fiberglass-reinfoced nylon insert with medium grey or black finish
- Frame is die cast aluminum
- Nylon glides included
- Stacks up to four high
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Jasper Morrison (b.1959) British Designer quirky, understated furniture
Morrison produced quirky, satiric, understated furniture. His 1986 South Kensington flat was widely published in design magazines. He designed 1988 Door handles I and II, and a 1989 range of aluminium handles produced by FSB in Germany.
Eames chair is 66 years old
B.Billy Wilder, the filmmaker, got the first one. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India also
Francis Jourdain (1876 – 1958) – painter, interior designer, ceramicist
Francis Jourdain (1876 – 1958), the son of architect Frantz Jourdain, was born on November 2, 1876. His father created the Salon d’Automne collection. He benefited from his parents’ friendships with prominent intellectuals (Émile Zola, Alphonse Daudet) and artists of the time (the circle of Alexandre Charpentier).
Ernest Race (1913 – 1964) British furniture and industrial designer
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For travellers, the benefits of plastic shell suitcases have come to be appreciated. They are extremely light and flexible, yet powerful and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum-formed plastic sheets have completely transformed the product category. As a designer of the furniture, Konstantin Grcic was surprised by this ingenuity and the suitability of the modern chair covers for production and performance.
René-André Coulon (1908 – 1997) furniture with tempered glass
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Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976) Finnish Architect, town planner and designer of furniture
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Emeco and Naoto Fukasawa introduce “Za”
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Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen (1957)
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Ro Chair designed by Jamie Hayon
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Bloemenwerf Side Chair (1895) designed by Henry de Velde
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Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer
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Handlebar Table (1982) by Jasper Morrison
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Chair No.14, 1855 by Michael Thonet
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Carlo Bugatti (1855-1940) Italian designer and furniture maker
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Dino Gavina (1922 – 2007) Italian Furniture Entrepreneur
He founded the firm Gavina in Foligno in 1960 as a subsidiary of his Dino Gavina company. Architect-designer Carlo Scarpa was appointed its titular president. The designs of Franco Albini and the earlier 1920s models of Marcel Breuer were reproduced. Breuer’s 1928 B32 chair, renamed Cesca (after Breuer’s daughter Francesca), became highly successful in mass production and was followed by the reissue of the 1925 Wassily chair, 1924 Laccio tables, 1935 bentwood chaise, and 1955 Canaan desk.
Rocking Armchair Rod (RAR) by Ray Eames
The RAR was designed by Charles and Ray Eames to be manufactured of metal before being sprayed with neoprene (a synthetic rubber) to make it more comfortable. However, by the time the chair could be manufactured, Herman Miller had developed the technique to build the seat out of polyester bonded with fibreglass strands.
Ray Eames an American Designer
Ray Eames (b. Bernice Alexandra Kaiser 1912-88) was an American designer. She was born in Sacramento, California. She was the wife of Charles Eames.
Mezzadro Chair – a nod to Italian Agriculture
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