Saturday, October 17, 2009

Chair #290

—Designed by Olivier Mourgue

Olivier Mourgue named the Bouloum chair after a childhood friend. Mourgue took this charismatic seat with him when he travelled, and even photographed it in various situations. I'd like to see some of those photos! It sounds like a good idea for a book, like the Red Couch. Both playful and practical, the anthropomorphic form is apparently quite comfortable too, though one would have to crouch down on the ground to get in and out of it. But once you're in it, I suppose it could work. The chair is made from upholstered tubular steel frame and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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