A Chair Convention: Oh Boy!

Toy Chairs

My Favorite Chairs

I spent the day yesterday with Stephen who told me his true passion is designing furniture. I probed him with many questions on his process (as I do with every experienced designer) because it is fascinating to me to learn what motivates people. As I sat in the Las Vegas airport and looked at the rows of Eames Tandem seating (that are in every airport) I wondered how many different ways are there to design a chair. Hasn’t every conceivable design already been created? I mean really, is there any “new” designs?

When I finally boarded the plane and sat in the most uncomfortable seat ever, I thought about my favorite chairs.  They are my favorite chairs because the design is timeless, everlasting and perfect.

Eero Saarinen Tulip Chair Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair Eero Saarinen Womb Chair Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair Hans Wegner Shell Chair Hans Wegner Wing Chair Mies Van de Rohe Barcelona Chair Pierre Le Corbusier LC2 Chair Eero Saarinen Tulip Chair, Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair, Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair, Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair, Eero Saarinen Womb Chair, Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair, Hans Wegner Shell Chair, Hans Wegner Wing Chair, Mies Van de Rohe Barcelona Chair, Pierre Le Corbusier LC2 Chair