May 28, 2008

when architects design

"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."

Mies van der Rohe, Time magazine, 18 February, 1957

The perception of architects are that we are most challenged by big projects, the bigger they are the greater the challenge. Ahh alas but the smaller projects can cause as much if not greater grief. Here is a visual taste of architects' attempt at furniture design.

The Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer

Easy chair by Frank Gehry

Chaise Lounge by Le Corbusier

Nomos table by Norman Foster

Aqua table by Zaha Hadid

West Seating by Amanda Levete/ Future Systems

Barcelona Couch (1929) designed by Mies van der Rohe

the Long Chair is a bench made from a continuous steel tube designed by Schemata Architects

1 comment:

Lloyd Alter said...

or they can get is seriously wrong like Daniel Libeskinds Spirit House Chair, that weighs tons and is horrible to sit in.

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