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Eye On Design: Melting Thonet Chair By OrtaMiklos

melting thonet chair photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail Worley

The classic Thonet Chair design gets a super artsy, post-modern treatment with Melting Thonet, from European design firm OrtaMiklos (which includes partners Leo Orta and Victor Miklos Andersen).

melting thonet chair photo by gail worley

Generally informed by natural habitats and processes, the creative duo’s experimental approach activates their design works from the existing norms. Here, Michael Thonet’s innovative chair frame — created by bending wood with hot steam and forming it into curved, graceful shapes — is fabricated from a powder-coated steel, to create a frame that exaggerates the original’s bends and twists into an entirely different domain.

melting thonet chair photo by gail worley

Photographed at Friedman Benda Gallery in Chelsea (Contact for Pricing) as part of the Recent Exhibit, What Would Have Been.

melting thonet chair photo by gail worley

Melting Darth Vader Sculpture


“I’m Melting!”(Image Source)

Darth Vader meets the Wicked Witch of the West in this a pretty groovy sculpture by artist Ricky Swallow! Thanks to Found Shit for the Tip!

Pink Thing of the Day: Melting Flamingos Sculpture


Pastoral Flamingos, 2009

Artist Sarah Knouse created this fantastically surreal mixed media Flamingo Sculpture out of plastic, resin and wood. I think it looks amazing and tells such a story just by the way the materials create a dripping, swamp-like effect. You can see more original and very fun sculptures by Sarah at her website, located at this This Link.