The Cool House: Counting Chairs (and tables)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Counting Chairs (and tables)

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Poster

This competition from The Mid-Century Modernist has occupied all my spare time since Friday. I thought, at first glance, that it would be easy, after all I am mid-century modern girl, right? All I had to do was correctly identify every piece of furniture in this James Provost illustration. Well, it's proved a lot harder than I had imagined and I'm at the frustrated stage. I'm not doing this for the prize, by the way. I could fork over the $10 for one of the posters without any problem, it's the satisfaction of knowing I can look at any design classic and know the designer, the name, date and who manufactured it. I've poured over all my design books, re-read all my museum catalogues and spent so many hours online that I may need a new prescription from my optician but I'm still a table and three chairs short of a full poster. If someone doesn't win the competition soon and put me out of my misery I may well give up being uniquely modern and opt for a life of chintz and toile.

10 comments:

Renovation Therapy said...

San no to the chintz!!!

me melodia said...

This is killing me too.

Jennifer said...

Neat poster!

Matt said...

Maybe we can swap? I need the table two in, row six.

modernemama said...

No good, Matt, I need that one too...

Nadine @ BDG said...

The poster reminds me of Plato-- there's the ideal of the chair, then there's the actual chair. And what a great selection of actual chairs---
but worse yet, there's the imitation of the chair-- those dreaded artists who just give us images on which we cannot sit... well maybe someday.

Jenni said...

I have wanted the chair in row 4 column 5, since I was 6. Major Nelson had a bright blue on near the front door at his house in Cocco Beach. Jeannie would swirl around in it at times.

Some where in a box I have a book that has all these pieces in it.

modernemama said...

The Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair you mean? Wonderful

greenhousedc said...

So what is name/designer of the red chair, 5th row down, middle chair?

modernemama said...

You mean the Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair?