The OS Space

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triangle part two

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ON TRIANGLES: An installation of 153 Triangles that transition from wall to bench to chair to triangle presented by the OS Space.

The OS Space is a Nigerian based firm that designs interiors, furniture and public space. Their experiential exhibitions fuse the flexibility of the human body with the versatility of the spaces we occupy. Pictured above is an installation of 153 multipurpose triangles.

Shout out to the BAD Guild for creating a place where black artists and designers can be found, showcased and celebrated. We appreciate you.


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Motility

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Hydravion Berger by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann

A passage from Home: A Short History of an Idea by Witold Rybczynski

“A well designed easy chair must accommodate not only relaxed sitting, but also having  a drink, reading, conversation, bouncing babies on the knee, dozing, and so on. It must permit the sitter to shift about and adopt a variety of positions. This changing of postures has a social function—so-called body language. It should be possible to lean forward (to express concern) or to recline backward (to indicate pensiveness); one should be able to sit primly (to show respect) or to lounge (to communicate informality or even disrespect). The ability to change positions also has an important physical function. The human body is not designed to stay in one position for extended periods; prolonged immobility adversely affects body tissues, muscles, and joints. Changes of position—crossing the legs, tucking one, or both, up under the body, even hanging a leg over the armrest—shift the weight from one part of the body to another, relieve the pressure and stress, and relax different muscle groups. Even the most perfectly designed seat will soon feel uncomfortable if such movement is restricted—as all airline passengers well know. Engineers call this tendency of the body to change positions motility.”

Ava Chair by Lazar

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The Ava Chair by Lazar is for talking and tv. It might not strike you as a long term chair but could certainly last a whole movie; something light like a comedy. White in the room would bring the chair to the foreground. Wood surfaces would stabilize the orange and make for softer transitions. Either way, as the star of the show or as background support, the Ava chair holds its own.

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This throne of a seat looks like it was unpeeled to reveal singer/songwriter, Ari Lennox. She can’t be bought, regrettably, but two of these chairs in tour backyard amid bamboo, banana trees, palms and philodendron might mimic the getaway that is her voice. Fit for shiraz on Saturday night or chai on Sunday morning, this chair is for conversation, reflection, gratitude.

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You often hear about the chair in this journal.
I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

When you see or hear about the chair,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

seat of the week

You often hear about the chair in this journal.
I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
When I say chair, I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.


Above: Clean design, optimum comfort. Spotted in the Paramount at South Market.

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mac collins

Above: Iklwa by Mac Collins. “…when used, the throne conjures up notions of authority, empowerment and dominance against oppression.
“Drawing inspiration from his African Cultural heritage, Mac has created a furniture piece which is in tune with the ideas of Afrocentrism and Afrofuturism. Through a composition of powerful, spear-like forms, an encompassing backrest and a vivid, ultramarine hue, the designer has created a visually intense object designed to dominate and overwhelm its surroundings.” As described on maccollins.com


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finn juhl cheiftain

You often hear about the chair in this journal.
I say ‘chair’ but I speak of every object in the room.
When i say chair, I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.


Above: Cheiftain Chair. Originally born in 1949, this Danish design was resurrected in 2002 by Finn Juhl. Materials: Teak, walnut and leather.

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When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow the chair to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say chair but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.


Above: The Valet collection, from Stellar Works’ Collaboration series, explores the roots of the word valet. Pictured above, the Valet Seated Bench is designed by David Rockwell with a powder coated steel frame, Brass plated stainless steel, Veneer laminate and leather.

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merano armchair

When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say chair but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.


Above: The Merano Armchair, designed by Alexander Gufler, features solid wood framing and plywood shells.

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When you see or hear about the chair in this journal,
allow it to take on the shape of any object you’re ready to start dialogue with.

I say chair but I speak of every object in the room.
I speak of the table,
I speak of the bed
I speak of books
I speak of you.


Above: I spotted this arrangement uptown. The cane webbing caught my eye. I drew closer and found that the chair had sustained some injuries over time. Still (with slight adaptations), it functions.

“Designs don’t have to be perfect: results that are not quite optimum or less than perfect are often completely satisfactory for everyday usage. No everyday product is perfect, nor need they be.”
Donald Norman | 2010

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