[OUTLET] Anatomical view of masterpiece chairs PART2

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A sequel to “Anatomical view of masterpiece chairs” (published in 2020). Processes such as disassembly, assembly, and seat reupholstery for chairs called “masterpiece chairs” such as the Red and Blue Chair and Thonet No. 14, and chairs designed by famous designers such as Finn Juhl and Eames. A detailed introduction with photos.

While introducing these, this book will explore each chair’s characteristics, structure, and the designer’s thoughts.

1) What kind of technology is being used: joining methods, how to provide strength, ingenuity to make the most of the design, ingenuity in hidden areas that cannot be seen from the outside, etc.
2) Advantages and disadvantages
3) Materials: Types of wood and metal used, contents of upholstery (cotton, cloth, horsehair, urethane, etc.), etc.
4) What kind of thinking did the designer have in designing the chair? How did this chair come about?
5) Posted chairs (19 chairs)
・Red and Blue Chair [Gerrit Thomas Rietveld]
・Wasily Chair [Marcel Breuer]
・Thonet No.14 [Thonet]
・Chieftain Chair [Finn Juhl]
・BO59 [Finn Juhl]
・Diplomat chair [Finn Juhl]
・PP124 [Hans J. Wegner]
・Mini Bear Chair [Hans J. Wegner]
・PK31 [Paul Kjaerholm]
・Armchair 402 [Alvar Aalto]
・Lamino chair [Yngve Ekström]
・Gothenburg Chair [Eric Gunnar Asplund]
・Cab [Mario Bellini]
・Eames lounge chair [Eames]
・Aluminum group chair [Eames]
・Model 72 [Eero Saarinen]
・Yamaha Bunka Chair [Nippon Rakuki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.]
・Kotobuki side chair [Sori Yanagi]

Release Date:
October, 2023

Author profile

Shigeru Sakamoto

Born in 1961. Woodworking designer.
He joined De-Sign (currently Carl Hansen & Søn Japan) in 1991 after being involved in furniture production at Gotanda Seisakusho.
He is involved in sales promotion and product management (inspection, repair, import business) such as Y chairs. He is instrumental in registering the three-dimensional trademark of the Y chair.
After leaving the company in 2014, he established sim design. In addition to working as a designer, he also receives replacements and repairs for paper cords such as Y-chairs.
He has participated in competitions since he was enrolled in the company, and has won many prizes. In 1998, he won the 1st “Wooden Chair Exhibition in Living” Grand Prix, and in 2015, “Craft City Takaoka Craft Competition” Factory Craft Category Grand Prix.

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Additional information

Weight 801 g

Shigeru Sakamoto, Takaaki Nishikawa


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