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You are looking at my addiction to visually intelligent chair design. Over 30 years I have collected 1920s – 50s modernist chairs and pieces of furniture that are intrinsic for the modern style. My hobby has gotten out of control, and many pieces sit in storage. It’s not fair, as these objects are meant for enhancing …

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Mackintosh Argyle Chair

The  designer of this chair, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, had very forward looking design sense and very little respect for the desires and budgets of his clients. He often ran into arguments and disagreements with his clients and hid different signs into his designs that showed his opinion of the client ordering the design work. The …

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Jarvinen Prototype One

This chair is a prototype by Simo Järvinen, a Finnish architect. Most likely from the 80′s. Chair’s Story I have no knowledge about this chair and very little about its designer, Simo Järvinen (http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_J%C3%A4rvinen), too. If you know something, please share with me. SPECIFICATIONS:  One chair. Age appropriate wear. MATERIALS:   Steel, black lacquered plywood, wool …

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French Biedermeier Style Chair

Set of two blond elm wood Biedermeier style chairs in immaculate condition with black leather upholstery. These chairs were found from France, but are of the Germanic Biedermeier style. Most likely they are Biedermeier revival chairs from the beginning of the 20th century. The yellow elm wood and the black seat of the chair clearly …

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Frem Rojle Triangle Chairs

Eight  3-legged chairs, which are masterpieces of efficient furniture design. Designed in the 1950s by Hans Olsen for Frem Røjle. Four 3-legged chairs fit snugly with the skirt of the table, making it a perfect compact dining solution for small spaces. Its design is so economical yet almost whimsical, like a 3-dimensional puzzle or game …

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Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Barrel Chair for the Darwin Martin Residence in 1937. These two chairs are crafted by Cassina after the Wingspread variation of the design. The two curved back dining chairs, are made of solid natural black lacquered cherry wood. The two chairs are original reproductions belonging to Cassina I Maestri collection. …

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Eliel Saarinen Arm Chair

Eliel Saarinen designed the armchair for his own house at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1929. This particular chair is built by Arkitektura and is numbered 008, most likely it was produced in the 30′s. It was auctioned off 2011 from one of the registered Chicago Art Deco homes. It is a very heavy solid walnut, …

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Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa Modernica

Inspired by Vladimir Kagan’s 50′s sofa designs, this sofa was handmade at Modernica Studios in LA for Paramount Pictures movie studio in the 1980′s. Currently, Modernica has a similar sofa in their production line, but it has different dimensions. This sofa has the look of a love seat, but is bigger and fits comfortably three …

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Venezuelan Book Shelf

This  cupboard is 80′s high design from Venezuela. Handmade by the best Venezuelan craftsmen out of the best materials according to Italian inspired design sense. Shelf’s Story In the 80′s there was an energetic affluent class in Venezuela who put much effort into the design of their homes and furnishings. Imports were heavily taxed or …

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Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Modernica

‘Orange Slice’ chair was designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960 . This is a handmade replica of that chair by Modernica Studios in LA. The chair is upholstered with white top grade leather. Chair’s Story In 1958 Pierre Paulin became the designer for the furniture company Artifort. Pierre Paulin went on to design a series …

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