contemporary rocking chair history : frank o. gehry, ron arad, phillipe starck, tom dixon, denis santachiara ....................................................................

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rocking chairs history


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contemporary
1971 - 2001
( history of rocking chairs, 5 of 6 )
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rocking chair by jean-michel sanejouand
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JEAN-MICHEL SANEJOUAND
ca. 1971, france


'S826' rocking chair by ulrich böhme
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ULRICH BÖHME (1936)
1971

the 'S826' rocking chair was inspired by
thonet's classic items.
manufactured by thonet, frankenberg.

'easy edges', rocking chair
by frank o. gehry
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FRANK O. GEHRY (1929)
1972

the laminated cardboard 'easy edges' rocking chair is
manufactured by knoll, usa.


high backed rocking chair
by jeremy broun
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JEREMY BROUN (1945)
1973

the rocking chair is manufactured by
jeremy broun, england


'dondolo' rocking chair
by luigi crassevig
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LUIGI CRASSEVIG
1976

the 'dondolo' is manufactured by crassevig, italy


pearlwood rocking chair by carlos riart
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CARLOS RIART
1982

carlos riart designed this rocking chair in commemoration
of the 50th anniversary of mies van der rohe's barcelona pavilion.
it was manufacturered by knoll, usa.


'rolling volume', 1990
by ron arad
RON ARAD (1951)
1990

the single volume rocking arm-chair ' rolling volume'
and the 'loop' lounger are weighted to balance the sitter and
to make the chair tilt upwards when not in use.
manufactured in stainless or black steel by arad's studio.


the 'soft hard' rocker is manufactured by moroso, italy.

'loop', ron arad on his rocking longuer, 1990

'soft heart' rocking seater, 1990
by ron arad
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'equa 1' rocking office chair
by bill stumpf and don chadwick
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BILL STUMPF AND DON CHADWICK
1990

the rocking office chair 'equa 1'
is manufactured by herman miller, usa.


'bird' rocking seater by tom dixon
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TOM DIXON (1959)
1991

the 'bird' rocker is manufactured by cappellini, italy.


rocking chaise longue
by torben oskov
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TORBEN ORSKOV
1991

manufactured by thonet (frankenberg).


'monsieur X' rocking chair, 1996
by philippe starck
PHILIPPE STARCK (1949)
1996 / 1999

the 'monsieur X' folding rocking chair is
manufactured by XO, france.

'heritage' , philippe starck redesigned the original EMECO
'chair in aluminium and added a rocking version.

'heritage' rocking chair, 1999
by philippe starck
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'gravity balance' rocking chair
by peter opsvik
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PETER OPSVIK
1999

peter opsvik started designing rockers in 1980
and in 1999 he re-designed his ultimate 'gravity balance'.
the ergonomic rocking chair encourages both active sitting
and relaxing through its 4 positions,
manufactured by stokke, norway.


'chip lounger', rocking lounger
by illka terho and teppo asikainen
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ILLKA TERHO AND TEPPO ASIKAINEN
1999

the 'chip lounger' rocker resembles a snowboard
or surfboard, manufactured by snowcrash, sweden


'body raft' , rocking chaise longue
by david trubridge
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DAVID TRUBRIDGE
2000

the rocking chaise longue 'body raft'
is manufactured by capellini, italy.

'swing'
by denis santachiara
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DENIS SANTACHIARA (1951)
2000

the rocking chair
is manufactured by domodinamica, italy.


'hula', rocking stool / table
by barber osgerby
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BARBER OSGERBY
2000

the rocking stool / table 'hula'
is manufactured by cappellini, italy.

folding rocking chair by mac sports
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UNKNOWN DESIGNER
2001

the 'malibu' rocking chair folds up completely into it own
carry case. manufactured by MAC sports, usa




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