And so goes the opening lines in the Wikipedia that define what is a chair. To this I would add there is a category of modern chairs that are simply stunning pieces of art. Created by Laura Kishimoto, furniture designer, this tear drop shaped chair is made of ash veneer and mild steel.
Ms. Kishimoto describes her approach to creating the ash veneer and mild steel chair:
I'm sorry but I do get dreamy eyed in awe when I see such exquisite creations like this WB chair by John Ford. The design almost mimics the natural curving and straight lines of a tree. It's simple; yet, complex in how it reveals the wood grain, such as tree rings on the side panel. It's clean and sophisticated. Speaking on his work, Mr. Ford approaches his "art" in
A stunning and fun interpretation of a very old design: the rocking chair. I love it! The designer, an archetec and photographer, Mr. Carcedo, tells us that
The chair frame is made of plywood with three bands fixed by means of a leather and steel plates bolted to the inner frame. The soft curvature of the frame of the chair and ottoman appear continuous and complemented by the leather bands, a very appealing and exciting composition.
From Kurt Mekki Jr in Switzerland, comes a chair designed to enhance your experience in listening or reading. The chair is called Rosa - Poltrona with acoustics:
Okay, so this last chair is a novelty in every respect. But it's fun, beautifully, artistically and masterly constructed: the Cello Chair. I discovered it on The Chair Blog. I never knew I needed a chair blog until I read this one. Do check it out if you love or are in search of that very special chair. The blog offers great resources. Back to the chair. It's a creation of Thwart Design.
Once upon a time, I had a notion to only have chairs of different styles from traditional to modern, in different materials but in variations of the same neutral color. I wanted to thrill myself and guests with exploring experiences in sitting. Yes, well, I've had wild thoughts on decorating! Still, the thought left me with a passionate interest in chairs--okay, really the passion extends to all furniture.
That aside, I would love to have include so many more modern chairs, particularly by designers of fine craftsmanship (an adequate word to describe these artists). I love their visions and chairs.
Do you have a favorite modern chair in your home, on you wish list or just one that you admire? Please, do tell!