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PIERRE JEANNERET, THE KANGOUROU CHAIR

Posted on February 18, 2013 by admin

History narrates that Pierre Jeanneret, the famous Swiss architect, collaborated all through his life with his more famous cousin Charles Edouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Their working relationship actually ended when Pierre joined the French Resistance and Le Corbusier did not. However, they continued collaborating once again after the War. Jeanneret created beautiful and rare pieces of furniture, and in the early 1950s began a new project at Chandigarh, in India, at the invitation of his cousin Le Corbusier, then at work on a groundbreaking architectural program there. When Le Corbusier opted out halfway through, Jeanneret became the undertaking’s chief architect and urban designer. At the same time he created a furniture style to be used for the government offices and a number of private homes. The Kangourou armchair is a solid example of this production. The amazing strenght of teak wood melts with the braided cane work.  It’s not just an example of work that still blows minds away, it’s a touch of vintage and evergreen creativity, innovative thinking that will always get a long way. Kangourou forever.

THE COOL GANG: GINGER AND FRED BY POLTRONA FRAU

Posted on September 11, 2012 by admin

Who said red’s wrong?! Ginger’s soo right! Designed in 2011 by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau, this soft leather shell is comfortable and protective. It’s a simple and pretty easy design, very essential and neat. Ginger can either be a natural accompaniment to the Fred desk (picture above) or as a separate dining seat. Perfect for a study area, or ideal for a dining table, you can play with Ginger in every way. Its frame is rigid with molded polyurethane. It is completely covered by a single layer of saddle leather in two variants: dark brown or camel. The inner surface of the frame is covered in Pelle Frau, creating an attractive contrast between color and material. The swivel model also allows for a 360° rotation. Are you ready to dance?

http://www.poltronafrau.com/

 

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OAK CHAIR? ORCA!

Posted on August 2, 2012 by admin

This marvelous work of art is called Orca. It is a chair sculpted from oak and designed by Paulo Neves and Alexandre Kumagai.  This stunning creation gives the illusion of airiness, fluidity and movement. Legs are curved and the seat is strong and comfie. When viewed in frontal elevation, Orca has a rectilinear and vertical symmetrical frame, yet, turning the chair 45 degrees, it reveals a different reality: the legs of the chair vary in thickness. The beveled surface gives the chair charisma and shaves off weight and heaviness. GUD Conspiracy is a project based in Oporto, Portugal and a brand of craftsmanship.  

http://www.gudconspiracy.com/

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