Sunday, June 23, 2013

#dwellondesign 2013: chairs and a chest!

#DwellonDesign was at the L.A. Convention Center this weekend. On Friday, I drove my mom up to Los Angeles and had a look around. Imagine the very best of design all on one convention center floor. Spectacular and a little overwhelming. I am going to break the posts up into groups of things I am interested in (my assumption always is my interests are your interests - haha). First up... CHAIRS (and a chest)!

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco

Coolest booth. Ever. I mean that.

Although I have seen these Emeco chairs probably hundreds, of times, this was the first time I stopped and pondered their elegant simplicity up close.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco


The Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) was founded in 1944 in Hanover Pennsylvania. These chairs are made out of aluminum which make them lightweight and sturdy. And they are USA made even today.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco


I am constantly shopping for my future re-designed kitchen. This bar stool is perfect. My son, nephews and their friends wear pants with big metal divets on the pockets that pretty much ruin any wood stools or benches I own. I wonder how aluminum would fair against metal pants divets?

I should have saved this stool for my kitchen post. This show helped me finally firm up ideas I have for my future kitchen remodel (tentatively slated for 2014).

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco


I sat on this Parrish Chair, designed for the Parrish Art Museum in NYC. Surprisingly comfortable. They have a steel plate mechanism on the bottom that makes them really sturdy.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco



Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco


 This is a children's set, for your ultra cool kindergartner.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco


The white chair seat and back with the aluminum is positively elegant.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco


From the website regarding the Broom Stacking Chair:
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15% reclaimed wood fiber that would normally be swept into the trash.
These chairs are super comfortable and sturdy. The price is right at $195 and the colors are certainly awesome. They stack too! I have a couple of corners that could use a pop of orange.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco


Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Emeco

DesignWithinReach and YLiving have Emeco. The prices appear pretty darn reasonable.

I liked this dining set by Calligaris, an Italian company.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Calliagaris


They have stacking chairs too!

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Calliagaris


Calligaris has wonderful chair options. Available at YLiving.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs Calliagaris


These chairs by J. Liston Design may be my favorites. I am not really sure how they would be to sit on, but they are SUPER sexy. He calls them Ribbon Chairs, "a visual feast." I think you need to buy these directly from the designer as I don't see retail outlets online.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs J. Liston Design Ribbon Chair

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs J. Liston Design Ribbon Chair

I caught one in another booth as well.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs J. Liston Design Ribbon Chair


This is his Charred Wood Cabinet. The doors swing out really easily with fantastic storage. It is made of blackened steel and charred reclaimed wood and  I have the perfect spot for this but will try to keep it in check.

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs J. Liston Design Charred Wood Cabinet

Dwell on Design 2013 Chairs J. Liston Design Charred Wood Cabinet


More to come. I have a few categories to post my pick of the Dwell show: lighting, outdoors, kitchen, and random. My goal is to get them all up this week. So I can move on to the Saturday Eastside L.A. House Tour. Yum.

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12 comments:

  1. I love the Broom chair in orange and green, and that chest is very cool!

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    1. The chest was even better in person. Very brutalist.

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  2. Wish I went! My kitchen island bar stools are the transparent blue Caligaris L'eau... nice stuff :)

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  3. The chairs are a work of art, but I wonder if they are comfortable. Form over function is a no go for me. However, I really find the brutalist chest appealing.

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  4. The recycled chairs really appealed to me. Beautiful design and earth-friendly. What could be better?

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