Flying carpet armchair
Designer: Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007)
@ Friedman Benda Gallery – selected works exhibited (May 1- June 21, 2008)
While watching TV or reading a book, ‘a strange thing happens’ to me. I am comfortably sitting on a chair or sofa and then I end up sitting on the floor!
How this happens; go unnoticed! Perhaps between the sofa and floor rests some curling up, stretching and bending activities!!
I do not know with how many of you ‘this strange thing happens’ but to my kind of people these furniture pieces are remarkably comfortable and suitable!
I wonder why many more such designs are not there?
High and Low living
This furniture responds to variations in sitting habits of different cultures and situations. So the western chaise lounge is extended to a carpet of eastern craftsmanship.
material: felt and wool
Luxury of sitting in countless ways! Indeed!
material: leather and steel