Digamma Ignazio Gardella, 1957 Santa & Cole, Spain Born from a rebellion against the canons of the Modern Movement, Ignazio Gardella's Digamma Armchair design captures the joy of metamorphosis, as opposed to following strict rules of design. Digamma is an eclectic piece, fusing an industrial and artistic aesthetic. A rationalistic body, consisting of a highly geometric seat and backrest, fused with mechanical, yet artistic steel arms and legs. Digamma has a three position reclining…
One of a pair from the music room of the Havemeyer house, which Tiffany designed in 1891–92. The dense floral carving on the crest rail is typical of late 19th century Aesthetic decoration. It has brass-claw and glass-ball feet & micromosaic marquetry along the arms and seat rail.Tiffany described the ornament as "patterns...made of thousands of squares of natural wood, one sixteenth-of-an-inch in size, of different colors, and each individual square surrounded by a minute line of metal."
via @Allan Dynes - Charles Rohlfs Chair. "A protean designer, actor, & furniture-maker dedicated to the primacy of individual expression, Rohlfs created unusually inventive forms & imaginative carving, which reflected the myriad aesthetic influences circulating at the turn of the twentieth century. With roots in the Aesthetic Movement, Rohlfs’ style was related to the abstract naturalism of Art Nouveau styling, but drew on precedents from Asian & Moorish to English & Germanic designs..."
Hyeonil Jeong created the Caterpillar Chair out of CNC-cut pieces of plywood woven together using bungee cord to form a flexible seat. Jeong says, “No matter how stiff each piece is, flexible relation makes an smooth flow. Its elastic connection allows an organic surface movement despite the rigidity of ply-wood material.”