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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Apparently this is a 'rare, wire chair known as the "Riviera 1000" designed in 1955 by the Dutch firm Artimeta, Soest'.  We say 'apparently' as we've done absolutely no research whatsoever to verify whether or not this attribution is correct.  Why?  Well, because it's quite refreshing to get excited about the chair rather than the designer and/or manufacturer.  We like this chair:  the shape is good, the base is simple and the black leatherette covers do their job quite nicely - adding both interest and, one may assume, comfort.  Would we swap it for our Bertoia?  No.  No way!  Would we swap it if our wire mesh chair happened to be an Eames Wire Chair?  Yes, yes we would!

Images:  trakl

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