This beautifully constructed suspended chair, the Solo Cello, was designed by Felix Guyon for Les Ateliers Guyon.
The geometric seven sided silhouette has a leather seat and steel frame and suspends from the ceiling with steel cables.
The Solo Cello chairs can be found in the lobby of the hip boutique hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The ALT hotel:
Inquiries about the chair can be made by contacting Les Ateliers Guyon via telephone at 514.802.1236 or via e-mail here
Chair images courtesy of Les Ateliers Guyon via Behance.
ALT Hotel lobby photos courtesy of Tyylit and Yelp User Ben B.
DESIGN and FABRICATION: Les Ateliers Guyon / ACIER: Soudure Richer / CUIR: Maylissa François
Classic Chairs As Alphabet. Tim Fishlock's Limited Edition Typeseat Screen Print and Chair Alphabet Prints From Blue Ant Studio.
I love chairs. And typography, So both Tim Fishlock's and Blue Ant Studio's beautiful prints are right up my alley/in my wheelhouse/my cup of tea... you get the picture.
Typeseat by Tim Fishlock
First, Fishlock's Typeseat is a limited edition screenprint featuring classic chairs as the letters of the alphabet.
Here Tim explains some background to the edition:
“A lot of my work explores symbols and the idea of pictorial shorthand. I’m fascinated by the alphabet, how most of the letters began as pictures, icons from another era. Social and cultural change and aesthetic trends have been reflected in the Roman alphabet as it’s been refined over the centuries. Few objects reflect this cultural change as distinctly as the chair. An Eames lounger or a Panton chair are effective shorthand for the aesthetic trends of the day.
Typeseat is my attempt at creating a pictorial alphabet made up of some of the most iconic chairs of the twentieth century.”
Sold out on his own website, the screen print is now being offered from twentytwentyone
A limited edition of 300 prints available.
Dimensions: 50 x 70cm
buy it here
Alphabet & Chair Posters from Blue Ant Studio.
I'd be remiss to speak of a poster about classic modern chairs and the alphabet without mentioning Blue Ant Studio and their wonderful selection of prints. Here are three that incorporate classic modern chairs (and are very affordable):
Alphabet Orangina (detail):
The Alphabet of Design Classics (detail):
And Eye Exam, an eye chart made of of modern classic chairs:
Above are just three of their beautiful prints, shop for these and more at Blue Ant Studio.
It was time to do an update on the creative digitally printed products by Teo Jasmin. Since the last time I shared her designs with you in Téo Jasmin's Fun Photo Furnishings, she has added more new imagery and several new products to her line of home decor and handbags.
Here are some of her more recent wonderful chairs, armchairs and settees which incorporate graffiti art, urban photography and hand-tinted vintage photography. She also has cushions, make up bags, handbags and stretched canvases in her online store.
To shop for these, as well as many other home and fashion items with these images and more, check out her online store here.
The Molded Plastic Chair (or Shell chair) that Mid-Century Modern design lovers have grown to covet is the epitome of the Eames process. Since its launch in 1950, details like color and height options, shock mounts, base variations, and use of upholstery have received constant improvements.
Manufacturing processes have been closely monitored and modified. And in the 1990s, when new findings revealed fiberglass-reinforced plastic shells to be less suitable for the environment, Herman Miller explored sustainable solutions and, in 2000, reintroduced the design in 100 percent recyclable polypropylene (shown below).
Now, in 2013, Herman Miller introduces the Eames Molded Wood Chair, a beautiful expression of this timeless design.
Today’s techniques cut wood veneer into small strips and then process them in a way that makes the wood flexible enough to mold into complex curves without splitting or popping. This allows the material to take on the authentic form of the timeless Eames design for the first time as a single wood shell.
Select from three veneers for the wood shell, including white ash, walnut, and santos palisander. Pair it with a choice of three classic bases: wire (often called the "Eiffel Tower") in chrome or black, 4-leg in chrome or black, or wood dowel in one of three finishes.
The Eames Molded Wood Chair’s range of finish and base options allows for 21 different combinations of this new seating—giving you the opportunity to mix and match a unique look for almost any environment.
A beautiful expression in of the timeless design, the Eames Molded Wood Chair honors the organic shapes, sleek lines, and honest materials of Charles and Ray’s classic work—and represents Herman Miller’s longstanding commitment to the Eames vision of continued exploration.
Lightweight and carefully contoured, the shell seats have high, flexible backs, deep seat pockets, and waterfall front edges so you can sit comfortably.
Swiveling glides keep the chair steady and level on uneven floors. The standard glide is also available with felt to protect hard-surface floors.
Learn more here and look for it to be available soon in the Herman Miller Stores.
Antique chairs paired with risqué textiles and large mounted word sculptures, inside of which lie stylized fetishized illustrations of women frolicking in landscapes, are the some of the ways in which Manga and Modern are incorporated into the work of artist Jessica Lichtenstein. The artist also has a current series of Manga figurines in plexiglass boxes that I am not including in this post.
above: UV Printed on Acrylic, 45 x 81 1/2 x 2 in | 114.3 x 207 x 5 cm
above: UV Printed on Acrylic, 37 x 89 1/2 x 2 in | 94 x 227.3 x 5 cm
above: UV printed on acrylic, 22 x 48 x 4 inches | 56 x 122 x 10
above: UV Printed on Acrylic, 38 x 88 1/4 x 4 in | 96.5 x 221.5 x 10.2 cm
above: UV Printed on Acrylic, 45 x 91 x 4 1/4 in | 114.3 x 231 x 10.7 cm
above: UV printed on acrylic, LED lights, and stainless steel, 33 x 75 x 4 in | 84 x 190.5 x 10.3 cm
above: Twill fabric, fiberglass and resin, 56 x 29 1/2 x 25 in | 142.3 x 74.9 x 63.5 cm
above: Twill fabric, fiberglass and resin, 38 1/2 x 34 x 27 in | 97.8 x 86.3 x 68.6 cm
above: Twill fabric, fiberglass and resin, 43 3/4 x 37 x 31 in | 111 x 94 x 79 cm
above: twill fabric, fiberglass, resin, leather and metal studs, measurements unknown
Jessica is presently showing at Gallery Nine5:
Gallery Nine 5
About the artist:
photo by ©Sunnie Rizzolo
Jessica Lichtenstein, above, lives and works in New York City.
Using the female body as a mechanism to explore deeper themes of power, female representation, fetishism and objectification, usually in an ironic and cheerful way, Lichtenstein’s work embodies the very paradox she is trying to explore. Her work consciously plays with the boundaries of power, commercialization, consumerism, fantasy and propriety, provoking tensions that challenge the viewer to confront his or her own gaze.
Lichtenstein expands her media to include graphic design, 3D text sculptures, light boxes and fabric. The artist strives for the presentation of her work to echo her ideas – art should ultimately entertain. Lichtenstein reveals her playful nature with complex pieces that divulge their depth only with a closer look – a cherry tree image on a light box is actually a composite of X-rated sirens. The viewer is asked to re-examine the nature of enticement – are the accompanying phrases and speech bubbles amatory or garish? Each vignette in Lichtenstein’s installations is a slate upon which the viewer may consider his or her own notions of sexuality. (courtesy of Gallerynine5)
images courtesy of the artist