A Constellation Of Chairs: Dierra’s Armchair

I have an obsession with chairs. It all began in art school. I think the first chair that caught my eye was Gerrit Rietveld’s Red and Blue Chair from 1923. Perhaps that was the first time I noticed that chairs are one of those things that can blur the line between design and art with ease. But last year, I reached peak chair obsession. There wasn’t a pretty chair in sight I would not snap. One day, I was scrolling through my feed and there it was: look, chair, chair, look, shoes, chair, look, chair and so on. So I thought, “I have to start a hashtag for these!” Thus, #aconstellationofchairs was born. It was an easy way to group and save my findings, but recently I thought it would be interesting to transfer the idea over to the blog as well. And so, here we are. Welcome to the first post of this new series; A Constellation of Chairs. For its debut, I wanted share with you the sensual curves of Louis Dierra’s Glass Armchair of 1939. I found a similar version available at CB2, and, in case you’re in the mood for more trompe l’oeil-inducing transparencies, a couple of fashion items to go with it as well.

Louis Dierra Glass Armchair
Back of Louis Dierra's glass armchair over Loewe SS16
The Loeil Majorelle transparent Skirt
The Loeil plastic clear transparent skirt