Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

There is something hopelessly beautiful about sitting in something born from utility but made with love, consideration and passion. In many ways the chair distils this best.

Here is my list of chairs which continues to intrigue and excite me.

Prouve Standard

This chair does everything by not doing anything at all. The thickened rear leg to avoid buckling under the weight of a reclining student, the directness of bent steel and plywood. There are no tricks here, I think that’s why I love it so much.

prouve standard

www.spacefurniture.com.au
84 O’Riordan St Alexandria NSW 2015

Thonet Le Corbusier

My first Bentwood chair! With all the pragmatism of the original thonet with some unexpected flair from the great Le Corbusier, I can’t help but sit and consider how many wool jacketed arms and leather elbow patches have leaned against similar arm rests since the 1920’s. Full of nostalgia and just a bit too serious to let its hair down this chair is still a beautiful relic.

Bentwood-chair

 

www.thonet.com.au
21 Boundary Street Darlinghurst 2010

Cherner Dining Chair

Thonet meets Eames and multiplied by just a bit of madness. The cherner dining chair is absolute beauty, it is passion and sexiness and lust and femininity. It bends in impossible ways and reveals its plywood grain just enough to let you know it’s still just a chair. Sitting in this chair is like sitting with a super model who just wants to be a ‘real’ person.

cherner-dining-chair

The Cherner Dining Chair by FY2k
Unit 5 19-21 Bourke Road, Alexandria, NSW, 2015

Wegner Wishbone Chair

This for me is an encapsulation of all things Danish. Clear, concise and crafted. There is joy here but you must accept it slowly and carefully. More a chair for drinking Chamomile then English breakfast I take my wishbone chairs in a patch of sun in a quiet room.

 

wegner wishbone chair

 

www.corporateculture.com.au
21-23 Levey Street (off Buckland Street), Chippendale NSW 2008

Pinnstol (Swedish Windsor) Chair

The temptation of lustful curves, sweet veneers and rattan fall aside of the pinnstol. Beautiful in its directness, assuring in its robustness, this is the chair for a family when the fear of banged cutlery is all too paralysing. This is my dining chair any day of the week surrounded by greasy fingered children and a platter of smoked herring!!

pinnstol chair

 

www.corporateculture.com.au
21-23 Levey Street (off Buckland Street), Chippendale NSW 2008

By Jeremy Byrne, Director Coco Republic
http://designfieldnotes.com/2012/01/sitting-pretty/

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