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sugachair

It’s hard not to love core77, one of the many superb design sites I peruse for the purpose of enriching this blog. Today they’ve provided me with a very sweet chair that I am now passing along to you, gentle

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spider chair

Benjamin Rollins Caldwell is a designer to pay attention to. He’s probably not for everyone, as there’s an almost “shock” value to his furniture that I could see some deriding as tacky. Me? It’s this very quality of his work

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risd alumni spotlight: josh owen

RISD alum Josh Owen (MFA Furniture Design ’98) has eked out a very successful living from some very creative design. It’s almost too bad this is a chair blog, because the gadgets and home accessories he’s built for the likes

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feather chair

Our friends over at Chair Blog have mentioned Acrila a couple of times, a French design firm famous for chairs that look like the Eiffel Tower or a giant smiley face. I thought I would give a nod to them

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vernal chairs

It’s nearly the Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, so I’ve been thinking flowers, and flower chairs. We’ve had our fill on the SeatingZone blog on the subject, but then I came across this chair from the recent Stockholm

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brit insurance designs of the year: spun chair

Hey chairaholics! Yours truly will be gone for the next few weeks, so the SeatingZone blog will be on a brief hiatus. As it so happens, one of my destinations is London – home of the Design Museum, sponsors of

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risd spotlight: brodie neill

Mr. Neill is a rather well-known RISD grad. The industrial designer from Tasmania, Australia, now based in the UK, has created for many famous brands and been featured in many publications. The featured piece above, known as the @ chair,

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hans wegner and papa bear

“The chair does not exist. The good chair is a task one is never completely done with.”   Hans Wegner (1914-2007) was one of the many iconic midcentury Scandinavian furniture designers. While he’s famous for a slew of chairs, probably

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happy hanukkah!

The Festival of Lights began last week, and to celebrate, here’s a whole parcel of menorahs based around the theme of chairs! I was surprised to find that the chair menorah is actually a traditional design, and you can see

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risd spotlight: eric ritter

I’m pleased to feature another in our RISD grad series, furniture designer Eric Ritter. Based in Maine, his company initially specialized in custom furniture. He eventually became interested in ecologically-friendly methods of production, resulting in the Morphology series (like the

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