More reasons to be chairful, especially on this rainy miserable day. AKA as any excuse to indulge my curiosity for weird and playful chairs.
‘Some people say that knowledge is sat in your lap’ (Kate Bush). Lap that wisdom up by trying out this bronze and mixed media ‘Man chair’ by Ruth Franken (1924-2006) This generous cool chair is man-size with attitude.
This pretty in pink chair with the slimline legs has a touch of the Sharon Stone about it, I think. Unsure what it’s going to do next. Dainty as it is, it’s surprisingly sturdy. Designed by Vladimir Tzesler and Sergei Voichenko, a pink splash of glamour.
Let’s drum a bit of interest here with this innovative oil drum chair. Traditionally, oil drums also double up a percussion instruments. Not exactly heavy metal, but this Eco friendly chair is probably pretty ‘cool’ on the derrière.
Artist Lisa Jones created these capillary chairs. Not sure how practical they are, or comfortable but they’re quite beautiful to look at. Made of wood, they are part of her ‘Symbiosis’ collection. ‘Vasa Intestina’ uses a fine tracery of wood with steel to depict the inner workings of the intestines.
That’s it for this collection for now. Hope you found it chairful, chairs!
French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) was one of the main figures of the Fauve movement. The Fauvists included Andre Derain and Henri Matisse amongst their members. The Fauvists (‘wild beasts’) were known for their use of intense colour which at the time, was quite innovative (1904 – 1908).
Vlaminck was a very interesting artist and personality and led a vibrant life, as one of my earlier posts about this artist and the Fauves shows Here
Image and more info Here
Weird and wacky designs
A riot of glorious Springtime promises Here
Max Ernst born 1891- 1976 was a Surrealist artist. Born in Germany, he became a Naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958.
He was prolific in painting, sculpture, poetry and graphics art. He was a leading light and pioneer in his artistic approach to Surrealism and Dadaism.
A lot of information about the artist and analysis of his paintings can be found at This site
More of my posts Surreal thing! Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!
Image from Here
I thought that I would test the new ‘story’ facility on WordPress with this tryout on William Morris’s birthday. It works well. What I’d like to know is: if the story should be published first and – then writing added on (like I’m doing here) OR do the story and save, add to the written piece- then publish 🤔? No doubt I shall find out. Liking it so far. A good way of updating and promoting your blog.
Too much has already been written about British Textile designer William Morris. He was a huge influencer and contributor for the revival of the British textile arts, and also its traditional production methods. A social innovator, activist, poet and supporter of the Arts and Crafts movement, Morris is considered as a significant social cultural figure in Britain.
The William Morris Society founded in 1955 is dedicated to his legacy.
More about William Morris, his work and his life can be found Here