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1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
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Matt



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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.
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SDR



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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.

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SREcklund



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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 ...
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Roderick Grant



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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.
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Lillipie81



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so glad I found this forum! Thank you all for your insight it has been very helpful for my study research, especially the drawing plans that have been shared and the link to Cassina's reissued design.
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT | Side Chairs


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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Cassina Armchair Is a Piece of Origami You Can Sit In


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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Side chairs" "In the manner of Frank Lloyd Wright" "Arts and Crafts"

Made for a person of girth ?

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