...We however managed to more than fill the first half of December 2015 with Berlin based Bora Hong's cosmetic surgery of the Eames LCW, the architecture of Ferdinand Kramer in Frankfurt and a very long chat with Köln International School of Design director, and neuen Deutschen Design protagonist, Wolfgang Laubersheimer...
|Product type||Lounge chair|
Dimensions in mm
|Colours||Base, seat & back
Upholstery: thin foam pad with leather
|Variants||LCW without upholstery, LCW Leather with seat and back upholstered with leather|
|Function & properties||Seat and back parts connected to base via rubber-metal elements|
|Delivery includes||Glides for carpets attached|
|Care||Wood should never be exposed to excessive moisture. Wipe up all spills immediately. For daily cleaning a soft, slightly damp cloth, and a mild, neutral detergent is recommended.|
|Certificates & Sustainability||Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Product family||Eames Plywood Group|
|Datasheet||Click for more information (ca. 0,5 MB).
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...Transferring her research into contemporary attitudes on cosmetic surgery from the animate to the inanimate world Bora Hong created a series of "Eames LCW" chairs from reassembled fragments of abandoned and forgotten "normal" chairs... The exhibition at Volume Gallery Berlin presents, in addition to videos and photos from the Cosmetic Surgery Kingdom project, the evolution of Bora Hong's considerations on beauty in design from her reassembled LCWs over original Eames LCWs "customised" by Bora Hong with a chisel - "I considered the LCW itself might be getting bored with its appearance" - and onto the latest phase of the project in which the LCWs are recreated from epoxy resin in which are trapped fragments of old, normal, chairs: these recent works reflecting current trends in cosmetic surgery where beyond the simple alterations of yore, bones are increasingly being cut, removed and reconfigured, fundamental structural changes being undertaken and appearances being made to order, designed to order if you will...
From experience we can confirm that photographing furniture is not the easiest job in the world. And getting a picture that captures the spirit and functionality of the object is a true art. And so we were all the more impressed when we stumbled across a...
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