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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Imagine a place that is passionate about Modernist furniture from the likes of Eames, Herman Miller, Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Ernest Race, Ercol, Kandya and George Nelson.  OK, now imagine a place that sources and sells Modernist furniture by each of these designers.  Oh, and imagine a place that will hire out its designer furniture so you're able to set the scene for, say, a hot date that's on the horizon!  Well, we've found such a place.  Yes, yes!  And their latest offering, an ultra rare set of Beaubourg Chairs, simply blew us away.

Designed for the Pompidou Centre in 1976 by Michel Cadestin and Georges Laurent, the Beaubourg Chair was conceived by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano and the final form was created by Cadestin and Laurent.  It was chosen as the winning chair by a jury headed by Jean Prouvé. 

Credits/Images:  Firefly House


  1. It look s a kind of Frankenstain chair to me...a mix of Bertoia and Eames.
    Not sire if I lice it :(


  2. Interesting! We saw the Eames/Bertoia influences too, but it was love at first sight for us!



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