Showing posts with label Chairs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chairs. Show all posts

Majestic but not comfortable

Model sitting on Ivan the Terrible's Throne
Nora doesn't consider Ivan's throne comfortable
Ivan's ivory throneThe Ivory Throne of Tsar Ivan "the Terrible" of Russia is one of the grandest and most important. Dating from the mid-16th century, it is shaped as a high-backed chair with arm rests, and adorned with ivory and walrus bone plaques intricately carved with mythological, heraldic and life scenes. The plaques carved with scenes from the biblical account of King David’s life are of particular relevance, as David was seen as the ideal for Christian monarch

Eames Rocking Chair

Eames rocking chair is a lifedrawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Emma loves rocking chairs
Eames Rocking ChairThe rocking chair version of  the now legendary Eames Fiberglass Chair. Designed in  1949 by Charles and Ray Eames.

Deckchair

Croquis model in a deckchair is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Cissi getting a sun tan

Deckchair The classical deckchair is wooden construction, a folding chair meant for leisure, originally on a big cruise ship's deck, which explains the origin of its name. It is easily transportable and stackable, although notouriously difficult to unfold and fold up.

Sitting high on a bar stool

The bar stool is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Madeleine on a bar stool
Bar StoolBar stools are a type of tall stool, often with a foot rest, which because of their height and narrowness are designed for seating in a public house or bar.

The Club Chair

Club chair is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Liz  is trying to find her position in the club chair

The Club chairClub chairs get their name from chairs that were found in old world gentlemen's clubs where the men would get away and smoke cigars and knock back a few drinks with their buddies.

Beanbag

Beanbag is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Vera almost drowns in her bean bag

Bean bagBean bag originated way back in 1960's and were initially called as sac chairs.

Chair 41

Chair 41 is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Model Doris likes chair 41
Chair 41The Paimio Scroll chair or chair 41 was designed in 1931 by the finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. This is Aalto's most famous chair.

Farthingale Chair

The Farthingale chair is a figure drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
A dejected Pia in a stylish chair
Farthingale ChairThe Farthingale chair was introduced as a chair for ladies in the late 16th century and was named in England, probably in the 19th century, for its ability to accommodate the exceptionally wide-hooped skirts known as farthingales.

Rex chair

Rex chair is a figure drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta

Rex Chair REX Chair is one of the most famous Slovenian industrial design items. In 1952 the Rex chair was designed by architect and designer Niko Kralj.

The Savonarola Chair

The Savonarola Chair is a figure drawing painted by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
The Savonarola chair Also known as scissors chair, Dante chair, or X-chair). Also known as a Savonarola or Dante chair in Italy, or a Luther chair in Germany.It was known in Ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece.

Chesterfield armchair

The Chesterfield armchair is a figure drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Jane, straighten up! A Chesterfield chair requires a straight upright seating to be comfortable!

The Chesterfield armchairIn the United Kingdom a Chesterfield is a deep buttoned sofa, with arms and back of the same height. It is usually made from leather and the term Chesterfield in British English is only applied to this type of sofa.  In Canada the term "chesterfield" is equivalent to couch or sofa.

The Recliner

Mandy sitting in the Recliner is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Mandy relaxes in the recliner

The ReclinerA recliner is an armchair that reclines when you lower the seat back and raises its front. It has a backrest that can recline, and often a footrest that can be extended by means of a lever on the side of the seat or defer automatically when the back is reclined.

The Butterfly Chair

The butterfly chair is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Mona wanted to bring the butterfly chair home
The butterfly chairThe butterfly chair The butterfly chair 1938 was designed by three designers. Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy. The armchair has been produced in many parts of the world and came from U.S. Knoll to Europe.

The Hill House Chair

The Hill House Chair is a life drawing painted by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Please, Mathilda, the chair is not ment to be sat on!

The Hill House Chair
The Hill House Chair was designed in 1902 by the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Mackintosh's high, narrow Hill House chair was meant to be decorative - not to be actually sat on

The Swan Chair

The Swan Chair is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Swan lake is a ballet favorite of Melanie.
Here in front of the Swan Chair

The Swan Chair
The Swan was designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in 1957.
Arne Jacobsen said that the chair looked like the queen of birds with uplifted wings and named it "The Swan".

One armed chair

The Nonconformist chair is a life drawing by artist an illustrator Artmagenta
Model Leila and the one armed chair.
The nonconformist chair

The Nonconformist Chair The Nonconformist Chair designed 1926 by irish Eileen Gray.
The chair has only one armrest. It is designed to accommodate the owner's favorite resting position.

The Barelona chair still going strong

Life drawing model sitting in the Barcelona Chair is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Croquis model Gitte sitting in the Barcelona Chair

The Barcelona Chair The Barcelona chair was designed in 1928 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, furniture designer. The Barcelona chair is held as one of 1900s design icons and still manufactured under license today.

The Barrel Chair

Life drawing model with the barrel chair is a croquis sketch by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Cindy with the Barrel Chair
The Barrel Chair The Barrel Chair was created in 1937 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Soft as a lamb

Armchair Lamino is a life drawing by artist an illustrator Artmagenta
Model Carina resting on the floor, in front of
armchair Lamino

Armchair Lamino This chair was created in 1956 by Swedish designer Yngve Ekström. The chair, called Lamino, is adorned with soft sheepskin in different colors.

Armchair Pernilla

Armchair Pernilla is a life drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Life drawing model Gunilla in armchair Pernilla
Armchair Pernilla Trying to find the most comfortable piece of furniture form, designer Mathsson sat down in the snow in order to observe the shape that arose from his natural sitting position. This is how Swedish designer Bruno Mathsson designed his armchair Pernilla in 1944.