Confessions of an Interior Designer- Occupational Hazard
One of the occupational hazards of being an interior designer is that you frequently stalk furniture. Be it online, or in stores. Never the less, stalking happens and can become an occupational hazard, especially when World Market starts my Thursday off with an email telling me they are having a fifty percent sale on furniture. And to get even more specific, on this chair.
Just look at that beauty! Take a minute, I'll wait...
That beauty is a Butterfly Chair and I might be in love(perhaps that is why I'm single. i fall in love with chairs and not men...(for another day)). I digress...
The original Butterfly Chair or BKR Chair was designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy. It was designed in 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1940 the chair was exhibited at a Salon in Buenos Aires and it was there that it gained popularity and Edgar Kaufmann Jr. brought it back to the States. He had three pre-production chairs send to New York. One is in the Museum of Modern Art, one is at the Frank Lloyd Wright house Fallingwater, and no one knows where the third is.
Recognize the name Kaufmann? It was the Kaufmann family that commissioned the building of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Fallingwater. Edgar Kaufmann Jr. was the design director at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the reason that the Butterfly Chair found it's way to New York.
Too much history? Not enough?
Seriously, you people must remember that when you were in economics, government and accounting classes in college I was in art history, interior history, and furniture history classes. This post was bound to happen at some point, and I'm surprised it hasn't already happened.
And this post and that BEAUTIFUL chair is why Thursdays are my favorite day of the week!
Happy Weekend- I will be enjoying it in my new chair!
Perhaps World Market is slowly brain washing me to become a spokeswoman for them free of charge. Perhaps I love my chair a little more than one person should love a chair. Or perhaps this is just a Confession of an Interior Designer.