Vitra Design Museum’s “Chair Times: A History of Seating” Film by Heinz Bütler

Free to watch for the duration of quarantine, courtesy of the Vitra Design Museum, filmmaker Heinz Bütler’s 90-minute film Chair Times: A History of Seating – From 1800 to Today documents the chronological development of 125 iconic chairs. This timeline and the items within reveal far more than structural tinkering. “We are able to perceive and comprehend an era—its social organization, its materials and technology, …

ICFF Preview: Assembly Design + New Friends’ US Chair

Two NYC studios' styles collide for a striking, limited-edition furniture collaboration

In anticipation of the second official NYCxDesign week and this weekend’s opening of ICFF, New York-based furniture studio Assembly Design paired up with textile innovators New Friends for a beautiful, limited-edition piece. The “US Chair” perfectly balances and combines the strengths of each studio. Drawing on Assembly’s penchant for traditional designs and methods reinterpreted through a modern perspective, founders Peter Oyler and Nora Mattingly started …

Claesson Koivisto Rune for Offecct Lab: The Modena Chair

The internationally acclaimed designer creates a progressive office chair for the modern workplace

Launched in 2013, Tibro, Sweden-based Offecct Lab released its inaugural piece, the Cape chair by Nendo, garnering many an admirer. This year, it steps up its intentions with a brace of new offerings, including the Modena office chair by the prolifically progressive Claesson Koivisto Rune, whose international acclaim is matched by a thirst for the new. Modena is, at first glance, fairly standard compared to …