Wright Chat

 
FAQ FAQ Register Register
Search Search Profile Profile
Memberlist Memberlist Log in to check your private messages Log in to check your private messages
Usergroups Usergroups Log in Log in

>> Return to SaveWright Home Page

1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wright Chat Forum Index -> Click Here for General Discussion Posts
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Matt



Joined: 25 Nov 2009
Posts: 372

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sat in one of these chairs at T-West and found it comfy, but can't really fall in love with the design. Too heavy and over-complicated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
Posts: 15703
Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes -- I agree with that, and Wright himself acknowledged that one needed help in moving the chair.

Another interested member wrote, "Maybe this chair is a case of the sum of the parts being greater than the whole...the height of the front of the seat off the
ground, the angle of the seat off the ground, the angle of the back to the seat, the angle your arms rest on the armrests, etc, leave your body in such a pose
that it just feels right." That was after experiencing an Origami at T West, too.

SDR
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
SREcklund



Joined: 26 Feb 2013
Posts: 703
Location: Redondo Beach, CA

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt wrote:
I sat in one of these chairs at T-West and found it comfy, but can't really fall in love with the design. Too heavy and over-complicated.


Interesting ... my response was just the opposite. Comfy as it comes. Admittedly, not an easy chair to move, but if you think of it as a lounge chair, it shouldn't be moving anyway. You _do_ have to get used to getting out of them without tipping forward ...
_________________
Docent, Hollyhock House - Hollywood, CA
Humble student of the Master

"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Roderick Grant



Joined: 29 Mar 2006
Posts: 8290

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the origami chairs delightful. But they are rather 'design-intensive,' and as such should be used sparingly. One or two per room would not only be enough, but would mitigate against anything else that might draw attention to itself. The Garden Room at T-West has the origami chairs like thrones before the great fireplace, and a lot of very subordinate pieces that do not compete.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wright Chat Forum Index -> Click Here for General Discussion Posts All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Page 8 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Protected by Anti-Spam ACP