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wirth chair

Wirth is a German word for head of family, master of household, provider. The Wirth Chair belongs in a quiet, light filled space – a foyer, piano room, gallery or perhaps even the patio. With its delicate curves and stone like look, the seat is a place for finding balance, a place for contemplation. When it’s time to retreat, as the family head or otherwise, the Wirth Chair is the only company you need.

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When you see or hear about the chair,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

seat of the week

You often hear about the chair in this journal.
I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
When I say chair, I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.


Above: Clean design, optimum comfort. Spotted in the Paramount at South Market.

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mac collins

You often hear about the chair in this journal.
I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
When i say chair, I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.


Above: Iklwa by Mac Collins. “…when used, the throne conjures up notions of authority, empowerment and dominance against oppression.
“Drawing inspiration from his African Cultural heritage, Mac has created a furniture piece which is in tune with the ideas of Afrocentrism and Afrofuturism. Through a composition of powerful, spear-like forms, an encompassing backrest and a vivid, ultramarine hue, the designer has created a visually intense object designed to dominate and overwhelm its surroundings.” As described on maccollins.com

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finn juhl cheiftain

You often hear about the chair in this journal.
I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
When i say chair, I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.


Above: Cheiftain Chair. Originally born in 1949, this Danish design was resurrected in 2002 by Finn Juhl. Materials: Teak, walnut and leather.

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yestersen

You often hear about the chair in this journal.
I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
When i say chair, I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.


Above: German armchair made in the 1960s in Berlin. It has undergone a complete upholstery and carpentry renovation. The wood has been cleaned and covered with semi-gloss walnut varnish. The upholstery is a high quality mustard velor with gloss. [as described on yestersen.]

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seat of the week oct 29

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow the chair to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say chair but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.


Above: The Valet collection, from Stellar Works’ Collaboration series, explores the roots of the word valet. Pictured above, the Valet Seated Bench is designed by David Rockwell with a powder coated steel frame, Brass plated stainless steel, Veneer laminate and leather.

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a tree in disguise

knot

I bought a table from an actor lady who had lived in New Orleans for no more than three months before deciding the city just wasn’t for her. I started to tell her it takes longer than a few months to know if something’s right for you, especially a new home, especially in New Orleans, but I stopped myself. Maybe a few months was all she needed. Plus her mind was already made. She was anxious to be rid of the small bit of furniture she acquired. Most of it, including this table, was bought secondhand. That was in June of this year [2018]. So in just seven months, the wandering table has had at least three homes.

before

I’m currently stripping the paint and plan to later refinish. Stripping paint by hand is tedious, painful even. And yet, satisfying. It’s like unwrapping a gift. Or the curious feeling of staring at yourself in the mirror after taking makeup off. Every strip is a new surprise. One knot was so pretty my heart jumped. Beneath layers of red, blue, purple and brown is not a table, but the skin of a tree in disguise. I wonder where the tree lived, how tall it was, how many years it stood before its death.

knot reveal

strippin

This is my first attempt at a refinish and I can admit that I’ve beat the little table up a good bit. I’ve dented the wood and sanded grooves into it by accident. With the help of some hand planes, I hope to restore some of the wood’s integrity by the time I’m done.

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merano armchair

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say chair but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.


Above: The Merano Armchair, designed by Alexander Gufler, features solid wood framing and plywood shells.

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When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say chair but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.


Above: I spotted this arrangement uptown. The cane webbing caught my eye. I drew closer and found that the chair had sustained some injuries over time. Still (with slight adaptations), it functions.

“Designs don’t have to be perfect: results that are not quite optimum or less than perfect are often completely satisfactory for everyday usage. No everyday product is perfect, nor need they be.”
Donald Norman | 2010

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seatoftheweekoctober eight

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow the chair to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say chair but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.


Above: Spotted outside the #DiscoWarehouse here in NOLA.

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