Summer is not for being seated… or maybe it is

If there is an iconic element par excellence for the decoration and furniture sectors, that is certainly the chair. An object that has been in the spotlight during centuries, reflecting the imagination of designers and interior decorators, that have created truly creative items that have spread across the planet.

A main element of any turistic visit this summer, where we find ourselves suddenly sitting in chairs radically different from those we are used to at our nearest spaces. On the beach, in a city, in a distant destination … the chairs are part of the appearance of decoration landmarks such as bars, restaurants, hotels and galleries around the world.

That´s why on Inalcotrends we want to review  some of those amazing models in which any of us perhaps may rest in for a few minutes this holiday season, wherever we may be. Because the summer is not about sitting… but at the same time it is also part of an inspiring summer relax our hips on any of these nearly artworks.

 

01

Drop by Arne Jacobsen. Designed in 1958 for the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, it is a model that transcends time and continues to be eternally present.

 

 

02

Grand Prix by Arne Jacobsen. A stackable plywood chair, winner of the Grand Prize at the XI Triennale di Milano in 1957.

 

 

04

Whisbone by Hans Wenger + Carl Hansen. A legendary model, born in 1949, with the curved back and slightly sunken seat.

 

 

05

Ant by Arne Jacobsen. Another timeless and modern model by the Danish designer and architect, inspired by the shape of an ant.

 

 

06

Tolix by Xavier Pauchard. Designed in 1934 by the French creator, it was originally known to be galvanized to protect it against corrosion.

 

 

07

Terek Bar stools (inspired by Tolix) by Olmsted Restaurant. This restaurant in New York (USA), Olmsted, hosts these magnificent bar stools inspired by the Pauchard chair.

 

 

09

Mandarin Hotel Milano combination of chairs & sofas. This hotel hosts in its rooms combinations of Capitello chairs, Guscio sofas and Boss armchairs.

 

 

11

Wooden benches by Dean Street Cafe for Centrepoint. This association for homeless people in London (UK) hosts a very well selected furniture in the cafeteria, which employs people without resources.

 

 

12

Acapulco by unknown. Interestingly, this traditional Mexican model belonging to the Acapulco line has no known author, although the designer Len Cecilia Barra has claimed the ownership.

 

 

03

Egg, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958. Present in many spaces characterized by their creative design, from television to airports, such as San Francisco´s.

 

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Flux by Jerszy Seymour. With a volatile form, it´s like resting in the air due to its flexible materials.