Casa Habitación 1965
Paseo de la Reforma. México, D.F.
Arq. Ricardo Flores Villasana
GEORGE NELSON & ASSOCIATES - Pretzel chair, model 5890 Herman Miller USA, 1952/1958
Carl Hansen & Son: The Maharam Shell Chair Project via:
For the 50th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s Shell Chair, manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son has teamed up with textile brand Maharam to release 20 special versions of Wegner’s iconic design.
The Shell Chair has long been viewed as one of Hans J. Wegner’s strongest designs. It first saw the light of day in 1963, but it took 35 years before it enjoyed its popular breakthrough and received numerous design awards. Through its unique silhouette and superior comfort, Wegner demonstrated that he had truly achieved what he had set out to do: create the ideal shell chair.
Carl Hansen & Son: The Maharam Shell Chair Project
Blueprint and Elevation of the Barcelona chair, 1950, Auction at Wright via
Gerald Griffith at work in his studio via:
The Mies van der Rohe office found Gerald Griffith in 1949. The challenge of creating the Barcelona chair in stainless steel – something engineers said could not be done – appealed to Griffith’s tenacious personality. After much experimentation and exploration, Griffith completed the task and he produced Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona and Tugendhat designs in stainless steel for a number of years.
Through Don Draper’s Eyes: A Tour of the Time-Life Building of the Sixties via
In 1970 the Millers brought their Eames Aluminium group chairs back to a Herman Miller factory to be recovered. They purchased the chairs in June 1958.
Herman Miller chair brochure, probably 1970; Owen D. Hungerford to Xenia S. Miller, 11 May 1970, 7/63 Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ib_B007_f063_019 and MHG_Ib_B007_f063_016)
We couldn’t resist sharing this image of Eames DCM-L and LCM chairs in Mies Van Der Rohe’s Crown Hall on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. The image is from a Herman Miller chair catalog, and while the Miller House has no Eames molded plywood chairs, it does have other Eames chairs