Sunday, December 7, 2008
Chairs and Designers
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:
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.