Unveiled yesterday during the opening of the Art Basel and Design Miami fairs, the Foster + Partners masterplan seeks to restore the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach to its original axial arrangement by relocating the entrance to the west side of the building.
We can’t decide if we like this spectacular Dream chair better with or without upholstery! The flowing curves of the shape of the wood are simply mesmerizing. But the leather looks so soft and supple – maybe one (or two) of each! Japanese architech Tadao Ando designed the Dream chair as a tribute to renowned mid-century Danish master, Hans J. Wegner. This magnificent chair crosses both borders and timelines. It’s minimalist, yet complex and clearly a piece of art as well as a functional (and extremely comfortable looking) chair. Made from three-dimensional plywood, it is curved along two axles during the molding process. Available in oak or walnut, with fabric, leather or natural finish, it also has an adjustable head cushion. Working with the craftsmen cabinetmakers at Carl Hansen & Son, the designer pushed the limits of what even he himself expected from the material. And the result is truly a Dream chair.
This modern wire mesh chair from Wilde + Spieth is one continuous piece of wire – no screws, no soldered bits and bobs, nothing to break the smooth sleek lines. And nothing to interrupt the strength of function – this chair is very sturdy. And they’re stackable, to save you space (up to 10 chairs). Named CU!, the design is Asian inspired and created by Indian native, Avinash Shende. Available in assorted colors or industrial metal finish, these high end pieces have a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome feel (especially the metal finish). The concave seats look incredibly comfortable and did we mention no connector pieces to stick out or catch on materials? Seat and back cushions are available and the sliders on the feet are removable if you want to use the chair(s) on carpet. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor use and easy to move (and store). How awesome would these be in a loft apartment? Or scattered around the patio out back. They’d make great kitchen chairs, especially in an industrial setting. Let’s face it — they’re just great chairs!