Thursday, June 4, 2009

Chair #155

—Designed by Gio Ponti

This is such an iconic lounge chair, even if it is vinyl. Gio Ponti was one of the most important Italian architects, industrial designers, furniture designers, artists, and publishers of the twentieth century. He created this chair somewhere around 1953.

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Can you hear Billy Murray as Nick the Lounge Singer, singing his cheezy, drawn-out, schmaltzy, lounge lizard songs on Saturday Night Live? The funny thing is, the character Nick would have a different last name depending upon the season... Nick Winters, Nick Spring, Nick Summer. Cheeky bastard.

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