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365 Objects Of Design, Keeping Cosy

Objects Of Design #345: AA Butterfly Chair

8th February 2013

Designed in 1938, this chair now has a permanent place in MoMa in New York. Choose from either the black legs or chrome depending on your preference. It was inspired by Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, with whom its three designers ( Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchan) worked in the thirties. One…

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Design Classics

Design Classics #13: The Ercol Butterfly Chair

14th March 2012

It might look like a fairly standard kitchen chair but the Ercol Butterfly was groundbreaking when it first launched. What’s more, the clean, simple lines of postwar British design are still as fashionable today as they were 50 years ago. The chair’s designer, Lucian Randolph Ercolani, arrived in London from his native Florence in 1894.…

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Design Classics

Design Classics #7: The Panton S Chair

17th February 2012

The first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic, the Panton Stacking or S is also perhaps the sexiest chair ever made. It has appeared on the cover of Vogue (well Kate Moss was in the picture too. Well all right she was naked) but it was also in a feature in the…

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