Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chair #71

—Designed by Johannes Foersom & Peter Hjorth-Lorenzen 

Again with the Danish designers. These leather upholstered chairs are circa 1970's from Danish designers Johannes Foersom & Peter Hjorth-Lorenzen for Erik Jorgense. The linear chrome frames contrast starkly with the curved back, and can serve as either side chairs or dining chairs. Wonder how they got the Cobra name?

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The name of the venomous snake Cobra is short for the Portuguese phrase, "cobra de capello" or in English "snake with hood." When feeling threatened or disturbed, most Cobra snakes can expand and and spread their neck (or hood) in a dramatic fashion in a "don't even think of messing with me" sort of way. Think of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi fighting the cobra in "The Jungle Book."

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