Philippe Starck

Halloween – Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck

On this the night of Halloween when the ghosts and ghouls abound and our quiet suburban streets echo to the sounds of “Trick or Treat”…

One chair should take their pride of place at the head of the All Hallows Day feastPhilippe Starck’s iconic Ghost chair.

Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck (image by Kartell)

Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck (image by Kartell)

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Challenge accepted!

One of the jobs I do for my clients is Item Sourcing.
Often the client will send me a photo with a request to track down something in it.

Today I have been sent this photo and challenged to find:

  • the chairs
  • the light
  • the wallpaper

 

The Challenge... (image from Heal's)

The Challenge… (image from Heal’s)

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A boat named Venus

Berthed in the Dutch harbour at Aalsmeer lies a 250 foot yacht. Her name is Venus.

Venus yacht berthed at Aalsmeer (image from OneMoreThing.nl)

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War & Peace – The Evolution of the Emeco Navy Chair

I have a confession – I love to visit my local Corporate Culture showroom. It is a chance to marvel at truly inspiring furniture design. They have room after room of magic, and the brilliant curators (as I call the staff) can tell you all you want to know about each beautiful piece. This time I was captivated by one of my all time favourite chairs – the Emeco 1006 (pronounced “ten-oh-six”) or better known as the Navy chair.

The Famous Emeco 1006 (aka the Navy Chair)

If chairs were the ancient Greek city states, then the Navy chair would surely be Sparta. It was born for a life at war. Built for function, not beauty. The stories that surround it are legendary. And its place in the list of design classics is as well deserved as the heroic status of the Spartans after the Battle of Thermopylae. Continue reading