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Eye On Design: Ruché Armchair by Ligne Roset

ligne roset ruche armchair photo by gail worley
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If your home design theme includes bold pinks, you might feel compelled to add this fabulous Ruché Armchair by Ligne Roset to your living room right away. Ruché brings together the unusual and the traditional: the name refers to a sewing technique in which fabric is gathered or pleated, usually seen as a popular decoration on clothing.
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Eye On Design: Wendell Castle, Nirvana Armchair

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Wendell Castle  (19322018) was one of America’s most important contemporary furniture makers,  with several distinct stylistic phases in his career. At first he employed both exotic and native American woods to produce furniture characterized by biomorphic forms and attenuated surrealism.

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Eye On Design: Jayne Curved Armchair By Ottiu

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The American film actress Jayne Mansfield, one of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 50s and 60s, starred in several popular Hollywood movies that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes. Although her film career was short-lived, Jayne had several box-office successes and won one of two golden globe awards nominations for The Girl Can’t Help It.

jayne armchair by ottiu

Ottiu designers translated Mansfield’s sexiness and beauty into modern furniture design, creating the Jayne Curved Armchair. Upholstered in cotton velvet with a pinewood structured supported by a brushed brass base, this mid-century modern armchair blends comfort with elegant curved lines. The Jayne Curved Armchair will be the ultimate eye-catching piece of your décor.

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The Jayne armchair retails for 2790€ (approximately $3325).

Eye On Design: Neoclassical Armchair by Georges Jacob

neoclassical armchair by georges jacob photo by gail worley
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J. Pierpont Morgan amassed large holdings of medieval art and seventeenth-and-eighteenth-century French decorative art from the collection of interior decorator Georges Hoentschel. Grasping the collection’s importance to artists and designers, Morgan immediately donated many decorative works to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even the financier may not have fully realized what an impact his gift would have. It led to a new wing, which opened in 1910, and the creation of The Met’s Decorative Arts department, which was the first of its kind in an American museum. Continue reading Eye On Design: Neoclassical Armchair by Georges Jacob

Eye On Design: Fredrikson Stallard, Armchair Species II

Species II Installation View
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This bright red armchair that looks like it was chiseled from a boulder is actually sculpted from polyurethane foam and upholstered in a brushed velvet-like polyester, making it quite a comfortable place to rest. Species II (circa 2015) is part of the Species series by London-based design duo Fredrikson Stallard, following their study in evolution through the media of furniture design. The designers claim that the chair was “created with a brute force that is at odds with ideas of comfort or human contact, yet so inviting by the nature of its materials.” I think anyone can see what they are getting at.

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