Still whining about the winter as a whole new pile of snow lay at our feet this weekend in Chicago. Saw some pink salt being distributed over the streets outside the Merchandise Mart and that was a brief, colorful moment. Loved the color burst…made from beets!
Always searching for design inspired by nature, I fell in love on that same visit to the Mart, with the Tony Duquette designed organic “Baroque” chair. First designed in 1965, this sensuous biomorphic piece is crafted entirely of wrought iron. Viewing the tear sheet at the Baker showroom, I conspired with myself about where I was going to place this baby live with one of my clients. Started to feel a bit warmer already.
You may have grown weary of this image, as I have seen it absolutely everywhere…but a post on chairs inspired by nature would not be deemed complete without this “David and Edward” chair designed as a one-of-a-kind gig by Margaret Elman at Chair Couture. The image of the grass was digitally transferred onto a recycled oxford weave polyester. Green in every sense of the word.
This whole image hits the spot. A stylishly upholstered chair with fabric named “Foret” is based on a watercolor by French designer, Philippe David for 6, Mandel. The plum color is right in line as a top trend color for 2009.
Another example of a massively creative chair inspired by nature is the Patricia Urquoila designed “Crinoline” outdoor chair for B + B Italia. The chair features coiled flower bursts on an updated wing chair frame. Plenty of storage space underneath for all of your extra pool accessories. Sweet.