So, I've produced a measured drawing of the Brandes lounge chair, taking my numbers from the some of the photos provided earlier in this
thread. Here is the raw drawing -- minus the numbers (for reasons of propriety) but with a 12-inch scale bar included:
These four photos provided useful information. The last one (5) gives the basic height and width data -- once
the perspective is corrected to make the verticals read orthogonally (an aid to the drawing process).
The eight-inch block height is found at far right and projected to a useful vertical module line left of center, where it is projected forward to
the plane of the near face of the chair -- using the central vanishing point established by the rows of ceiling lights (and their reflections).
The eight-inch scale is extended to the left margin of the photo, where it is subdivided into inch marks, enabling one to estimate the height
of the chair.
The 2-foot building module, determined by the structural mullions of the window band, is brought forward to a convenient line (coincidentally,
the lower edge of the photo image) where it can be subdivided into six-inch parcels and then projected back to the face of the chair -- giving
the chair's depth dimension.
The back of a chair is found at the center of this photo (the dark rectangle). Finding it to occur near or at the plane of the block wall at left,
the sixteen-inch block width is established as a horizontal scale, subdivided into 2-inch segments, and projected downward to identify the
The points of termination of the back supports are made available by this photo (slightly more clearly seen in the original screen shot, photo
2c above). The known width of the chair back is now subdivided into the horizontal dimensions shown; the vertical dimension is calculated
In drawing the chair following these determinations, it developed that both the seat angle and the skew of the support panels (in plan) fall right
on the 10-degree mark. And, the dimensions are (almost) all multiples of 1" or 2" -- following what I believe to be the architect's preferred
planning mode at the scale of furnishings such as these.
It should be noted that more precise use of this method is possible, using original prints of photos and "sharpening the pencil" somewhat
more precisely than I have done here. Needless to say, this method of determining dimensions of existing furniture objects will always be
inferior to the acquisition of numbers directly from those objects . . .