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Each chair tells its own story and here all fit. The own ones and the others. Even those in which the design is not the fundamental thing.
15/04/2019

Prouvé / Hergé?

One wonders how a lounge chair designed by Jean Prouvé ended up in a vacation hotel in Vargèse. Let me remind you that Vergèse is a small mountain village of Haute-Savoie imagined by Hergé that appears in the first vignettes of Tintin au Tibet, the cartoon published in the Journal de Tintin in 1958 and in the form of an album in 1960*. Hergé initiates the vibrant adventure that will lead to the cave of the Yeti with a placid alpine holiday of Tintin, Milú, Haddock and Tornasol. Let's sit down in a room of the Hôtel des Sommets to enjoy that sunset of lazyness in...
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The Inflatable Utopia

Anyone who has designed or produced a chair knows how difficult it is to conceive a structure that supports the weight of a corpulent...

Conversation on the train

No one doubts that the cantilever chair (freischwinger, which in German means free swing), based on the principle of the projecting...

Take two seats

Charles de Morny was a famous French politician and banker, related to all of the aristocracy (he was the half-brother of Napoleon...

The chairs of geniuses

Salvador Dalí wore a 41; but when he painted, to stimulate his creativeness, he wore smaller shoes, specifically size 38. The...
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