or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata - Page 215

post #3211 of 3995
Why, it is the Braun HL 1 Multiwind table fan (it can also be wall mounted), designed in 1961 by Reinhold Weiss. Constructed from steel and heavy duty ABS plastic it comes equipped with two fan speeds and an adjustable visor to direct air flow for optimal cooling. It's a brilliant trifecta of beauty, minimalism and functionalism. Very Braun. It is of course found in the MoMA permanent collection. I keep mine on the bedside table.

Reinhold Weiss spent far too much time in Dieter Ram's shadow IMO.


mc93.jpg
post #3212 of 3995
80D0115E-C737-4592-B1A2-1F95A1409B28_zpsx2f8if83.jpg

Had to cut these with a shooting board and a plane to get that fit. The is back is lap jointed at the corners and the sides are attached with a rabbet.
post #3213 of 3995

3 posts, and all of them reference that site.

 

Why do people think shill accounts won't get caught?

post #3214 of 3995


Does this chair have an official name? I have two of them, plus two Ottomans, and I have the possibility of getting a third for free, but it would need a new cushion. I know it's a pretty standard chair in modern Scandinavian stores, but I'm too much of a pleb to know if the design has some official provenance.
post #3215 of 3995
Nevermind. I think I have discovered this is the "Westnofa Siesta Chair," a Norwegian design.

Mine actually have arms.

I'd still be interested if anyone knew of a source for replacement cushions.
post #3216 of 3995

Probably easy enough to have something made. How comfortable is that chairback when you put your feet up? Looks a little upright.

 

lefty

post #3217 of 3995
It's not bad. I don't have a ton of experience with the Eames lounge, and it's definitely not that raked. My biggest problem with it is that it's not great for curling up, which is sort of I want to do in it most because I tend to use mine in front of the fireplace.

Still, for a secondary or tertiary seating/conversational area (which is exactly its main purpose in my library) it's very capable.
post #3218 of 3995
I had a chaise that looked much like an MR lounge in front of my fireplace, I swapped it for an Eames lounge and ottoman, much better. It's nice to have a chair with arms and a very laid back position in front of the fireplace.
post #3219 of 3995
Quote:
Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Nevermind. I think I have discovered this is the "Westnofa Siesta Chair," a Norwegian design.

Mine actually have arms.

I'd still be interested if anyone knew of a source for replacement cushions.

My Dad has this exact chair (he inherited a bunch of danish furniture from his parents) and I recall him saying something about getting new cushions being quite expensive. Though, that might have actually been the 100+ year old stickley chair he has.

post #3220 of 3995
Douglas, if you happen to find a source for the SIF leather often used on danish chairs in your quest to reupholstering the seats, would you let me know where you found it?
post #3221 of 3995
will do. have found nothing yet.
post #3222 of 3995
Thanks, my search has been fruitless.
post #3223 of 3995
Quote:
Originally Posted by Douglas View Post



Does this chair have an official name? I have two of them, plus two Ottomans, and I have the possibility of getting a third for free, but it would need a new cushion. I know it's a pretty standard chair in modern Scandinavian stores, but I'm too much of a pleb to know if the design has some official provenance.


Thats an Ingmar Relling Lounge Chair. Never really liked it as Ikea had similar chairs for sale and I hate Ikea with a passion, its the reality TV of the furniture world.

Rybo make it, if you want to contact them here´s the link

http://www.titnett.no/upload/RYBO_RellingDesignCollection.pdf
post #3224 of 3995
It must be awful, as a designer, to have ikea rip off one of your designs. It does have that effect of overpowering the original in many cases.
post #3225 of 3995
Thanks twist, much appreciated.

Yes, the Ikea "Poang" chair is pretty similar to the Siesta. My first apartment had two Poang chairs. I don't mind them so much, but then again, I have poor taste.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata