Chair Styles

In the class today, I learnt about some styles of chair. 💺

Among all the styles, improvisational chair is the one interested me most. It is the type of style which use found objects to create works. I don’t like the chair that are overcomplicated, but the idea of using the existing objects to create new work is really simple and attracts me a lot. It could push the designer to think from a different angle and also give new life to the objects. 👍


1. Organic

  • Shapes:  curved, irregular, natural
  • Materials:  plastic, wood or metal
  • Colours:  natural or colourful
  • Period:  1950 to present
  • Designs:

Image Source: https://conferodezso.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/bionic-design-joris-laarman/, http://metamuseum.tumblr.com/post/49685453205/marc-newson-designer-australian-b-1963-bornhttp://hivemodern.com/pages/product6594/bernhardt-design-ross-lovegrove-go-stacking-chair


2. Geometric

  • Shapes:  angles, straight lines
  • Materials:  metal or fabric
  • Colours:  artificial colours
  • Period:  2000 to present
  • Designs:

Image Source: http://homeli.co.uk/chair-one-b-by-konstantin-grcic-for-magis/http://www.dezeen.com/2008/05/11/tropicalia-by-patricia-urqiola/,


3. Scandinavian

  • Shapes:  nature
  • Materials:  natural, wood, leather
  • Colours:  natural
  • Period:  1930 to present
  • Designs:

Image Source: https://www.skandium.com/eggtm-chairhttp://pix-hd.com/arne+jacobsen+leather+swan+chairhttps://www.skandium.com/ej-100-ox-chair


4. Conceptual

  • Shapes:  mixed
  • Materials:  found objects
  • Colours:  any
  • Period:  1930 to present
  • Designs:

Image Source: http://www.tsesler.com/object/ben.phphttp://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/jones-chair-t03244http://www.droog.com/webshop/furniture/do-hit-chair—hit-by-van-der-poll/


5. Improvisational

  • Shapes:  mixed
  • Materials:  found objects
  • Colours:  any
  • Period:  2000 to present
  • Designs:

Image Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/233976143111531986/, http://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/design/picture-galleries/2010/september/20/tracing-half-a-century-of-chair-design/?idx=11&idx=11https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513973376197526849/



 

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