Archive for Category ‘Seating‘
Made in Italy and sold by various retailers the Orbit Arm Chair can give you a sleek look for a pretty reasonable price (currently $129.00 USD via CB2). It may not be the absolute highest quality, and I’m not in love with the way the seat sits on and attaches to the base, but for the price you can’t be overly picky on some of the details. I have specified these chairs in several interiors and we also have one in our home. With three small but energetic young girls running the show, our home can be a rigorous testing ground for any chair. So far, the Orbit has withstood the abuse.
I have been a fan of the Lipse Chair since first seeing it back in 2002. Right away I liked the soft curve of the shell, and the aluminum strip combined with a careful attention to grain direction. I’m not totally in love with all of the available finishes, but the variety is nice and the Walnut is spot on. A thin upholstered pad is also available if a softer look and feel is what you’re going for. I have read some concern over the durability of such a thin profile seat pad, although I have not personally experienced any issues and I have specified these for several restaurant interiors. In this style of chair you wouldn’t really want anything larger and both pads are easy to replace should either become damaged.
Designed by Cecilie Manz and Republic of Fritz Hansen, the Minuscule chair was launched yesterday. With no creative rules or boundaries, the conversation centered mainly around the material. The shell of the seat is upholstered in a light weight and durable textile and with a perfect leather detail along the edge. The upholstery of the outer shell is available in two tones of grey. According to the Republic’s website, grey is fascinates Cecilie Manz because it is the only color that is able to absorb all other colors. The inner shell is upholstered in colors ranging from rust orange and ocher, to a dark ultramarine blue. Shown in some of these pictures is the coordinating lounge table made from Oregon Pine or a white laminate, and with a matching base. I think this new design will be an instant classic, and I am very excited to hear how this design performs under different uses. And of course, if the Republic wants to send me one, I would only be too happy to test one myself!
Since its creation in 1972 by designer Peter Opsvik, The Tripp Trapp chair has been a dinner table icon. At the time there were few options for children’s seating at the table, and none that would last as long or adapt as well with your child as they grow. In fact there are few now that can. Conceived after watching his child struggle to find a comfortable position at the table , Peter Opsvik’s design creates a fully customizable, yet amazingly simple solution. Originally the chair provided only an adjustable seat and foot rest. While this was enough to accommodate toddlers through adults, the chair did not suit children much smaller than toddlers. Since then many accessories and attachments have been added (baby set, table top, cushions, and a five-point harness) making the chair useful for any person six months to adult and up to 300 lbs.
New to the Ikea line, the Sigurd chair has only been around since January. Designed by Ola Wihlborg, it has a simple, friendly feel (from this angle it seems to smile at you). Chair design has always intrigued me, the need for both form and function to work together. Nothing beats a great chair design. How do people feel about the Sigurd? Instant classic or just another chair?
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