April 18, 2006

phaidon design classics



i've been looking for a desk chair for a while. right now i'm sitting in a folding chair with no cushioning. i wanted to just get a molded eames chair, or a verner panton, but i figured they wouldn't be comfortable for my kind of prolonged sitting sessions. however, i do not want to get a "task chair" like the aeron -- they would just look tacky now that i have my drafting table in the same room as my bed. (as for the aeron no matter adjustable to a million degrees they may be, i am just too small (hip length) to fit that chair. at apple, i sat in one and had chronic back pain.)

well, i tried browsing mocoloco, and of course, this always leads to tangents -- Phaidon has just released "999 Design Classics," a to die for design anthology. authoritative. i think rather than sit and work at my desk, this is the perfect opportunity to lay in bed and read.

3 comments:

kt said...

you are so silly!
another book(s) on my book list to buy.

oh, drw is having a 10% off sale.
perhaps you'll fine a chair there
and 20% off at moma

jean said...

grrrr ... i checked the entire dwr sale; 10% is such a measly sale! you know how when you know you can get consignment stuff for like 70% less than the department store? it's like that for dwr.

i KNOW i can get it for less at a boutique, and if i smooth talk the sales person ;) for example, inside on gough st has a really nice owner -- if you want to buy any polypropylene eames chairs, he's willing to give us a deal. *hint hint, r&k!!!

jean said...

i can't wait to finally settle down one day and have a house full of bad ass molded propylene chairs. and droog! i guess i am just a midcentury/dutch design girl.