Pollack invented a tubular steel stacking chair, model RP7, which was manufactured from c1932 and revolutionised auditorium seating with its stacking concept. Cox, a British furniture maker, was embroiled in a legal battle with rival Pel in 1934 over the Rp6 stacking chair, which Pel had bought the rights from Pollack.
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).
Quality matters. Just as a home’s foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made?
It’s no coincidence that modern design history is told by chairs rather than cars, typefaces, or home appliances. So many extraordinary chairs were borne from innovative use of materials, a microcosm of objets d’art that take us through a series of key technological episodes in the evolution of design.
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld was a Dutch architect and furniture maker, and designer. He was born in Utrecht. Probably the most innovative and avant-garde designer of his time, Rietveld’s furniture designs were ground-breaking both visually and from a production stand-point. Even 90 years later, his chairs look as fascinating as they
Bentwood furniture was not invented by Michael Thonet (1798-1871), but he perfected a method for mass production. In 1819, in Boppard, Germany, he opened his cabinetmaking business, and by 1840 he had invented the steam-softening technique for bending rods of hardwood into flowing yet structurally solid shapes. There are just six sections and screws in his all-time classic, Model No.14.
Norway-based brand KAOS , known for their Scandinavian designs and affordable prices, is gearing up to launch their latest product, the Klapp designed in collaboration with product designer Ole Petter Wullum. Available in solid oak and oak veneer in three colourways, this high chair folds up into a slim profile for easy storage and features step ladders that allow kids to climb up and down themselves.
Fragment is one of the newest collections of textiles by United States-based textile and wall covering giant Arc-Com. Designed with performance in mind, Fragment is made of 100-percent polyurethane and features an ink-resistant finish, making it a good choice for interiors with high traffic, such as hospitals and schools. Source:
New collections by Arteriors include some elegant furniture pieces, many of which work especially well in hospitality settings. This includes the luxe Barbana Chair. Upholstered in Juniper Silk or Ocelot Embroidery , the Barbana Chair features a slim frame with a tight seat and bolster back, all balanced on “delicate
designed by the french collective PZZL, ‘the great escape’ is a collection of furniture made of ladders. mediating between rest and movement this series maintains an ambiguity of real use and potential use. all images by mario simon lafleur ‘the different elements of our furniture are potential accessories of an
earlier this year, designboom joined THONET to visit the bauhaus — the legendary cultural institution with a surprising present-day relevance — to discover how together they forged a totally different design aesthetic. today, 100 years after the foundation of the school, THONET celebrates the occasion with a limited anniversary edition