Just sit on yellow history of design

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I like the idea of yellow pop art Panton chairs combained with stylish, classic, dining room. I think that the yellow  is one of those colours  that can bring a noticable accent into clean, empty, monochromatic spaces. This yellow chairs have brought me an idea to make a list of iconic chairs in yellow versrion. Just see them.

 

“Donna” armchair by Geanto Pesce

“Donna” is completely in tune with the spirit of Pop Art and the Gaetano Pesce fondness for anthropomorphic shapes. The chair was actually designed to resemble a prehistoric, female fertility figure, with a ball attached to symbolize captivity:

“In this design I have expressed my idea of women. A woman is always confined, a prisoner of herself against her will. For this reason I wanted to give this chair the shape of a woman with a ball chained to her foot to use the traditional image of a prisoner.”

 

Dona Chair

Serie Up 2000 B&B Italia

Since its first appearance, the up series, designed in 1969, has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design. The exceptional visual impact of seven models of seats, in various size, has made them unique.

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Marshmallow sofa, George Nelson

George Nelson’s “Marshmallow” is considered one of the earliest Pop Art furniture designs: the transformation of a traditional sofa into a three-dimensional structure made with colored cushions. The seat and back are supported by a steel construction and the unit has the shape of an axially symmetrical folded-out waffle. Unlike traditional upholstered sofas, it was possible to make it available in numerous colors and sizes thanks to what was at the time a completely novel, additive construction system. Here in yellow version.

Vitra sofa

Acapulco chair

The Acapulco chair is a classic Mexican chair. It takes its name from the famous Pacific resort. In the 1950s, when the chair first went into production, Acapulco was the Hollywood hot spot. John Wayne, Elvis, and the Kennedys lounged on sunny terraces overlooking the Acapulco bay. Made in solid steel with black matte powder coating. UV filtered PVC. Durable for outdoor use. Handmade in Mexico

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Verner Panton S Chair

Danish designer Verner Panton is one of the group of designers who broke with the Scandinavian tradition of producing handcrafted teak wood furniture. Panton began drafting chairs with no rear legs during his studies at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen. In 1955 a chair emerged that was made of molded laminated wood and featured one unbroken S-curve; it was part of an entire furniture line. The final version went into serial production in 1968 at Vitra under the label of the Herman Miller Furniture Co. It was made of Baydur, an HR polyurethane foam produced by the Bayer Leverkusen company, and was varnished in seven colors. The “Panton-Chair” was thus the first product developed jointly by Vitra and Bayer Leverkusen to be included in the Herman Miller collection. It quickly won fame and became a Pop Art icon.

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Eames chair

Charles & Ray Eames are most known for pioneering innovative technologies like fiberglass and plastic resin chairs. Eames created a seat out of a single shell exposing the skeleton of the chair. This was a step in the innovative direction for basic furniture.

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Swan and Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen

The Swan is a chair and a couch designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. It is manufactured by Danish furniture manufacturer Republic of Fritz Hansen. Along with the Swan, Jacobsen also developed the Egg chair and other furniture which mostly did not get into mass production, like the Drop. The Swan couch is still in production.

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Eero Aarnio, Ball Chair

Created in 1963, the Ball Chair, also known as the Globe Chair, is an impressive, unconventional design that has featured in a number of TV shows and films. Sheltered for privacy, this classic of industrial design can swivel 360°, which makes it a functional centerpiece of any room. The padded cashmere upholstery provides a cosy and comfortable seating experience. Known for his innovative furniture design, the Finnish designer Eero Aarnio combines aspects of popular culture with simple geometric forms.

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Tulip chair, Eero Saarinen

The Tulip chair was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1955 and 1956  for the Knoll company of New York City. It was designed primarily as a chair to match the complementary dining table. The chair has the smooth lines of modernism and was experimental with materials for its time. The chair is considered a classic of industrial design.

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