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TRANSFORMER CHAIRS
(chairs that adapt to reading / writing / studying purposes)

© designboom

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recliner chair
- examples of transformers that change modes.

louis XVI easy chair / day ded, ca. 1780
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napoleon's recliner
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napoleon III steel camp day-bed
france, circa 1850
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padded recliner with document holder, usa, 1887
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thonet foldable chaise-longue, austria, ca. 1890
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mission style arts& crafts recliner with document holder, usa, 1910
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french recliner, 1920 ca.
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stretcher chaise by mies van der rohe,
germany, 1928
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chaise-longue by jean prouve,
france, 1934
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chaise-longue by jean prouve,
france, 1935
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foldable recliner by eileen gray
france, 1938
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18 different ranges of aplication by friedrich kiesler
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'wink' by toshiyuki kita
manufacturer cassina,
italy, 1980
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ready-made recliner by ron arad, 1981
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'veranda' by vico magistretti
manufacturer cassina, italy, 1983
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easy chair by buero fuer form, 2001
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chaise-longue by maarten van severen
manufacturer vitra,germany, 2002
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THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF TRANSFORMER CHAIRS
a fascinating study showing hundreds of examples
© designboom
compiled by birgit lohmann
this history timeline is provided for educational purposes only,
no reproduction, re-use or transcription for any commercial purpose or use of the content or images is permitted.
a print-publication will soon be available, for inquieries : [email protected]

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