5 Names of Furniture Products

1.”Chair One” – Konstantin Grcic of Magis Design

Magis Design was founded in 1976 in northern Italy. In 1994 one of the first product designed by Andries and Hiroko van Onck was the Step ladder. It was also the same year Bottle by Jasper Morrison and the Lyra Stool was launched by Design Group Italia.

Through the years Magis had collabora

ted with designer like Stefano Giovannoni, Jasper Morrison, Michael Young and Konstantin Gricic which all have shaped the product range of the brand. Today Magis is an innovation house with fun design and leading edge technology, constantly seeking technological sophistication for its products. Included in the Magis collection are Bombo, Bottle, Air Chair, Chair One, Deja Vu, Dog House, Nuovastep, Flo and Stool One. Chair One is Made in Italy.


2. Red-Blue Armchair – Gerrit Rietveld 1917-1923

In 1917 Gerrit Rietveld designed the Red Blue

Chair, which signaled a radical change in architectural theory. This chair was originally constructed in a natural wood finish, but in 1921 Gerrit Rietveld began an association with the De Stijl movement that led to the distinctive painting of this revolutionary chair. Gerritt Rietveld’s unusual furniture designs led to several housing commissions, which he invariably designed in a Neo-plastic style.


3. Wassily Chair – Marcel Breuer 1925-1926

The Wassily Chair (Wikipedia), also known as the Model B3 chair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-26 while he was the head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany. Despite popular belief, the chair was not designed for the non-objective painter Wassily Kandinsky, who was concurrently on the Bauhaus faculty. However, Kandinsky had admired the completed design, and Breuer fabricated a duplicate for Kandinsky’s personal quarters. The chair became known as “Wassily” decades later, when it was re-released by an Italian manufacturer who had learned of the anecdotal Kandinsky connection in the course of its research on the chair’s origins.

This chair was revolutionary in the use of the materials (bent tubular steel and canvas) and methods of manufacturing. It is said that the handlebar of Breuer’s ‘Adler’ bicycle inspired him to use steel tubing to build the chair, and it proved to be an appropriate material because it was available in quantity. The design (and all subsequent steel tubing furniture) was technologically feasible only because the German steel manufacturer Mannesmann had recently perfected a process for making seamless steel tubing. Previously, steel tubing had a welded seam, which would collapse when the tubing was bent.

The Wassily chair, like many other designs of the modernist movement, has been mass-produced since the 1960s, and as a design classic is still available today. Though patent designs are expired, the trademark name rights to the design are owned by Knoll of New York City. Reproductions are produced around the world by other manufacturers, who market the product under different names.


4. Mr Chair – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1927

Mies van der Rohe’s tubular-steel cantilever chair known as the “MR” Chair was designed in 1927. Since it’s inception it has been one of the most esteemed icons of the modern movement in architecture and design. It’s continued success is largely due to its relaunch by the Americcan furniture company, Knoll Associates, in the 1940s, when it became established as the most desirable chair to offset the purism and high status of modern interiors. It still retains that reputation today.


5. Chaise Lougue LC4 – Le Corbusier 1928

This Le Corbusier chaise longue was presented to the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929. Its chrome plated upper structure rests on a black iron base. The broken line of the lounging top is elegantly contrasted with the amply curved support . Le Corbusier’s inspiration for this chaise longue was the Kangaroo sofa that possessed unconventional curves to conform to a person at rest. The Kangaroo day bed was designed in 1830 here in the United States in the state of Virginia. The stability of the upper structure, at any angle of inclination is ensured by friction against the rubber covering the pedestal crosspieces. The LC4 Chaise Longue is included in the permanent design collection of The Museum of Modern Art.


One Response to “5 Names of Furniture Products”

  1. Wow, its very great stuff.

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