Continuing my recent flirtation with chairs, I present you the Lockwood chair by Miswell. This little puppy has a steel frame with a wooden seat and a really unique silhouette. I love the bends in the back of the chair which would cradle you into the chair. I think that blue color is pretty amazing as well, I’d love to have a little patio with a set of these to lounge around in.
My dining room chairs are horribly ugly. I have those kind of chairs that you see at a yard sale that totally look like they came from K-Mart in the early 90′s. Now seeing this beautiful Hug Chair, I realize how much I’m missing out. These chairs, designed by Ana Kraš, are two layers of birch and beech plywood mixed into one stunning shape. The combination of different colors and materials that you could create gives this chair such amazing possibilities.
I just wish these were for sale (and not for $1000 a piece, thanks).
I came across Jamie McLellan’s work after he sent me a random reply on Twitter. As I always do, I check and see if he had a website, and sure enough he’s an absolutely amazing product designer. He’s recently worked as senior designer for Tom Dixon, and now works in his own studio making all sorts of rad stuff like furniture and even racing sails, no biggie. He has a really impressive portfolio of work, but I really loved these simple scissors he created for Ordning&Reda. I love that they’re metal, but still have soft edges, a really nice juxtaposition.
I think most design minded people hold a special regard for any Eames creation, but their Shell Chair was definitely one of the most iconic of the bunch. Watching this video is an amazing experience, getting to see every nook and cranny of how these amazing chairs are constructed. What I really love about this video is how there isn’t one word spoken in the whole thing, there’s only the frantic jazz music of Buddy Collette to guide you through the process. Beautiful isn’t strong enough of a word for this video.
Found through Core77
The other day I was browsing Urban Outfitters new fall collection of stuff when I noticed that they were selling the Real Good Chair by Blu Dot as on online exclusive. I’ve always had a soft spot for this chair, but I’m totally surprised to see it being sold through UO. The Real Good Chair is slightly remarkable and fun because it ships to you flat, and then you bend it into the chair shape you see above. My friend Max thinks it looks really uncomfortable, but I say we all suffer for fashion.
I also decided to check around the web and see who else sold these and how much they were going for. The first thing that comes up is Design Public who’s selling the chair for $129, and they claim a low price guarantee. Except that UO is selling the chair for $100 with a $5 shipping fee, which is a much better deal. The only downside is that the version on UO’s site only comes in Turquoise, while Design Public also carries black, white, and red.
I just hope that Urban Outfitters keeps up with this trend and offers more fun furniture!