Friday, April 26, 2013
Another Chair? Yes, I Admit To Having A Ridiculous Weakness For Fantastic Seating. Fantastic? Why Yes, This Ray Wilkes Chiclet Chair Definitely Is That! Status: Available...X 2..Plus!
Seating as art. Personally, few chairs or sofas strike me as such. Sure, they might be lovely and gorgeous...but art? Not so much. The Ray Wilkes / Herman Miller Chiclet line though...a fantastic expression of post modernist creativity. Art, if you will. Simple yet striking.
So yeah, they're sublime. But they're also, and just as importantly, supremely comfortable. AND they
are built to last a lifetime! These are Herman Miller, which says a lot, but if you don't already know...
Herman Miller manufactures institutional furniture (office building stuff) that is meant to see a LOT of
use. So you know that a chair like this in a home will be around forever! The structure of the Chiclet
line is unprecedented in that it's seems to have been engineered by Caterpillar. It's heavy and seriously
The upholstery, in a silvery with bits of blue, green, yellow and red tweedy type thing, is just as tough
as the framework but is also smooth and supple. The cushions are firm and keep the fabric stretched
taut maintaining that marvelous candy coated chewing gum shape. It's a classic Warholian combination.
The back 3/4 is my favorite angle. It looks like it's going fast just sitting there! From almost any angle
this beauty drips appeal...this one AND another just like it PLUS a two seat sofa, all in the same silver
grey couture. These three all are ostensibly available although I haven't had a moment to put the other
two back together, much less photograph them. Plus, I don't have room for them either at The Green
Shag OR at Fleur De Lis! This set is probably gonna have to be handled mano a mano....you know,
through craigslist. Anybody interested?