E. Prisse D’Avennes, illustrations of seating furniture from the tomb of Ramses III, Thebe, 1186 - 1155 BC. Egypt. From Histoire de l’art égyptien, 1878. Paris. Via University of Heidelberg
Notice the framework, the upholstery and the ergonomic design, the carpenters knew their job and had the tools. Chairs were quite high – for “higher people” – a stool was necessary, also serving as a table.
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“A meeting of two worlds, Parisian elegance and New York energy.” That’s how Rockwell Group Europe creative director Diego Gronda describes the W Paris–Opéra, recently declared a winner in the IIDA 2013 Awards Hospitality Category. Photography by Eric Laignel.
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#67 on our list of 100 Big Ideas
Firm: Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture; Studio Myerscough.
Site: London, UK.
Idea: A modern-day Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, these pediatric areas at the Royal London Hospital supersize everyday objects, for example a 10-foot tall chair in MDF and aluminum.