Sunday, December 7, 2008

Chairs and Designers

(via Knoll)

When I think about visual imagery for chairs, I think Eero Saarinen for Knoll Furniture and, of course Herman Miller furniture and the Eamses.

(via Herman Miller)

I immediately thought of the Bauhaus-inspired ads of the 40s to 60s when Deborah announced our theme. Herbert Matter designed iconic ads for Knoll furniture in the late 1940s. Scroll through the best at the top of this article. There were some fantastic Herman Miller ads too, with chair silhouettes, but I couldn't find online visuals.

This chair graced our living room when I was a kid:

(via Wikipedia)

As did this rocking chair, which I think Terry has fond memories of as well:

(via One of a Kind Antiques)

My other strong chair memory is of an upholstered orange wingback at my grandparents' house, but that wasn't classic enough to earn a place on the internet.


JVC_Scout_Mom said...

Just had to add my favorite 'chair' of recent ....

Kristin L said...

Ooh, that looks so cozy!

I was cleaning up last night and found the envelope from a package Deborah sent me. Guess what the stamps were -- Eames chairs! I should have seen the foreshadowing!

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