The OS Space

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triangle part two

triangle part one

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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wirth chair

Wirth is a German word for head of family, master of household, provider. The Wirth Chair belongs in a quiet, light filled space – a foyer, piano room, gallery or perhaps even the patio. With its delicate curves and stone like look, the seat is a place for finding balance, a place for contemplation. When it’s time to retreat, as the family head or otherwise, the Wirth Chair is the only company you need.

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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.

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.

recalibration

This is recalibration. It’s the practice of rebalancing the living space so that it resonates with the head space. Changes like this happen weekly in my house. If I feel stuck, stagnant, overwhelmed by my mind or just simply need a release, recalibration is my medicine.


Sound borrowed from Tommy Guerrero – Heat in the Streets from Road to Knowhere

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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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becoming

becoming one
becoming two

“As a person’s self image changes, he or she is able to put away or dispose of objects that no longer reflect who they are, and acquire or make others. Thus, where we live becomes a kind of stage set onto which our self-image is projected…The house interior for most people – unlike the structure itself – is rarely wholly fixed or finished. Like the exploration of self, the arrangement of the domestic interior is often in the process of becoming.” House as a Mirror of Self | 1995

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yestersen

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: German armchair made in the 1960s in Berlin. It has undergone a complete upholstery and carpentry renovation. The wood has been cleaned and covered with semi-gloss walnut varnish. The upholstery is a high quality mustard velor with gloss. [as described on yestersen.]

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seat of the week oct 29

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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