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Archive for September, 2006

Sep
26

Aeron Chair by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

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Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, two award-winning industrial designers, created the Aeron® Chair (1994), earning themselves a place in what amounts to the designers’ hall of fame—the design collection of New York’s MoMA. The Aeron is the apotheosis of ergonomic seating, conceived to conform not only to different human shapes and weights but also to movement. The breakthrough Kinemat® tilt enables the Aeron to smoothly move with the sitter from a forward tilt (when you reach for the phone) to a backward recline (while you contemplate what to say). The Pellicle® web upholstery is yet another innovation both in concept and comfort. It evenly distributes weight over the seat and back and permits air circulation. As for durability, it will look like new long after you retire. Design doesn’t get more civilized. The Aeron is made from 66% recycled materials.

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Sep
26

"Sculpture" sofa by Nani Prina

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Late 1960s furniture design is dominated by a tendency towards sculptural objects. Nani Prina’s sofa, whose very name, “Sculpture” points in this direction, is a prime example. While, with objects such as these, functionality, i.e., usability and comfort often play second fiddle to aesthetics, Prina’s sofa meets both criteria in exemplary manner. Nani Prina, who also devotes much attention to the theory of design, devised, together with among others Vittorio Parigi an extraordinary writing desk in plastic, which can also be found in the Neue Sammlung collection.

“Sculpture” sofa
Polyurethane foam; metal frame; black fabric cover
H. 72 cm, W. 144 cm, d. 79 cm
Manufacturer: Sormani, Arosio/Como, Italy
1968

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Sep
25

Tango Sofa by Victor l. Dziekiewicz

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Construction
Frame: Hardwood frame construction with double doweled and glued joinery.
Upholstery: Upholstered over medium density foam and no-sag springs. Legs: Tapered solid clear maple.

Material and Finishes
Upholstery: Available in all Brueton fabrics and leathers as well as COM or COL.
Legs: Available in solid clear maple, which can be stained to match Brueton woods. Also available in Brueton opaque colors. See catalog for opaque color selection.

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Sep
25

Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson

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Designers George Nelson and his associate Irving Harper had a fascination with the atom. In their 1956 marshmallow sofa, as in the ball clock before it, they exploded the sofa’s parts into separate elements. This atom-like appearance puts elegant emphasis on function to create a pared-down look. Multi-colored vinyl cushions – like 18 giant, 10″ marshmallows – attach to a brushed tubular steel frame with satin black legs. Each cushion removes for easy cleaning. The result is what the original Herman Miller catalog called an “astonishing appearance” that fits wherever you need a bit of drama. Dimensions: 52″w x 33″d x 32 1/2″h

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Sep
24

Decision – sofa by Paul Smith

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Decision was designed by Pelikan Design in 1986 The Decision sofa series comprises a wide range of different sofa units that can be combined in many different ways into a great variety of shapes and sizes.

The sofa is particularly suitable for reception and lounge areas and comes with optional tables in glass and with wedge-shaped cushions. One-seaters, two-seaters or for a large group of people, in a quiet fabric, leather or in an eye-catching fabric like the “Stripes” designed by the world-famous designer Paul Smith.

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Sep
20

Doc single sofa, sofa bed

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A sofa with removable covers and integrated/patented mechanism which transforms the sofa into a bunk bed. Doc XL furnishes the day area and with a simple movement transforms into a practical ready made bunk bed with integrated supporting ladder and protection guard.

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