Monday, 6 June 2011

We've featured Rob Parry's Easy Chair before but only in passing, so here's a closer look.  Constructed of rosewood and steel (although we have seen examples made of walnut/teak with a chrome frame) with wool upholstery, it was designed by Parry during the 1960s for Gelderland.  Parry was a student and employee of Dutch minimalist architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld and during the fifteen year period between 1945 and 1960 he designed several pieces of furniture.  Parry's furniture collection is however mainly unknown because most of his designs were only made for special projects and never put into production - many models only exist on paper or as a scale model. 

Credits/Images:  1st Dibs, Galerie Vivid


  1. There are contrasts and incongruities in this chair that fascinate me. The thick, angular teak frame contrasts sharply with the small wood pieces on the arms, the straight, thin steel legs and the relative lack of padding of the cushions. That might bother some people, but there's something about it I really like.

  2. Dana: Thank you for sharing your thoughts - you've been able to put into words exactly what we were thinking!



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