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Synthesis 56 Typist Chair History

The Synthesis 45 Typist Chair

Like the much-coveted lipstick red typewriter launched with Olivetti on Valentine's Day in 1970, the Synthesis 45 series of 1971-3 appealed to the new...Read More

Gehry Wiggle Chair History

The Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry

Lovingly carved from a redundant pile of corrugated cardboard he used for building architecture models, Gehry gave the collection of sculpted furnitur...Read More

Herman Miller COSM chair review

Herman Miller Cosm Chair Review

Herman Miller call the Cosm 'The Chair for Everyone' and we see why. It looks gorgeous and oozes automated comfort. No more fiddling around with lever...Read More

History of the Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell

Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell & Vatne Lenestolfabrikk

When designer Sigurd Resell's Falcon Chair first rolled off the production line and into the shops, Norway had never seen sales quite like it

History of UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

Dressed in bold colours or a Bridget Riley stripe, Pesce's Donna celebrated a more liberated woman as psychedelia and women's lib started to inspire f...Read More

History of the Irving Harper Marshmallow Love Seat

The Irving Harper Marshmallow Love Seat

Although it is attributed to George Nelson, the Marshmallow Love Seat was actually designed by Irving Harper, design director at Nelson's own office

History of the Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

A masterful piece of engineering, the 1958 cast aluminium 217 has a seat frame with a continuous piece of stretched synthetic mesh.

Eames 670 Lounge Chair

The Eames 670 Lounge Chair

Charles Eames wrote that his intention with the 670 lounge chair was to create a chair with the 'warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's m...Read More

History of the Mogen Koch Safari Chair

Safari Chair by Mogens Koch

Mogens S. Koch, the son of the Danish designer of the same name, remembers his father pulling his Folding Chair, with its original canvas armrests, aw...Read More

Herman Miller George Nelson Coconut Chair

Herman Miller and George Nelson’s Coconut Chair

When George Nelson used the Kresge Auditorium as inspiration for his Coconut Chair he didn't imagine he would see his friend leave the building in a c...Read More

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review

The Herman Miller Embody is a beautiful chair that is built to last, and help support you day in day out as you work from home.

Herman Miller Sayl Chair Review

Herman Miller Sayl Chair Review

The Herman Miller Sayl Chair is a beautiful chair that reaches design perfection. No hassle, no stress. We love this new Herman Miller Classic.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Herman Miller though, is still producing more than one million of these re-designed beauties a year, so these chairs must have something special about...Read More

Nouhaus Palette ergonomic office chair review

Nouhaus Palette Ergonomic Office Chair Review

The Nouhaus Palette ergonomic office chair is a good value and colorful computer chair with full lumbar support, that suits any modern room.

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