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If you wanted to be a truly legendary designer during the 20th century, you had to make at least one great chair. The world we live in - offices, especially - is adorned with countless knockoffs of the innovative chair designs of the masters. You'll doubtless recognize the shapes and angles of these chairs - but can you name them and their designers?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

The Trivial Eye is best enjoyed in a sitting position.



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  • (12:34 AM, 5/9/2013) zxinfinity figured it all out...


yoetrain


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Eames, Knoll, Herman Miller, all classics!!!

DennisG2010


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Only one I can name is the Herman Miller Aeron chair, because I'm bombarded by advertising for it.

But our family had #5 in the '70s (and into the '80s).
I spent a lot of time as a kid spinning in that chair.

grovercleveland


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A trivial correction:

Herman Miller is the company that makes the Aeron chair.

It was designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf.

zxinfinity


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1. Marcel Breuer- Wassily Chair
2. Gaetano Pesce- Up5 Chair
3. Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf- Aeron Chair
4. Harry Bertoia- Bertoia Chair
5. Charles and Ray Eames- Eames Lounge Chair
6. Pedro Friedeberg- Hand Chair
7. Eero Saarinen- Tulip Chair
8. Frank Gehry- Wiggle Chair (made of cardboard!)

Edit: Doh! Missed number 1

How come no love for Aalto?

Jellyrage


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zxinfinity wrote:1. Marcel Breuer- Wassily Chair
2. Gaetano Pesce- Up5 Chair
3. Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf- Aeron Chair
4. Harry Bertoia- Bertoia Chair
5. Charles and Ray Eames- Eames Lounge Chair
6. Pedro Friedeberg- Hand Chair
7. Eero Saarinen- Tulip Chair
8. Frank Gehry- Wiggle Chair (made of cardboard!)

Edit: Doh! Missed number 1

How come no love for Aalto?



At first glance I thought #1 was Wassily chair, too.

Jason Toon


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zxinfinity wrote:1. Marcel Breuer- Wassily Chair
2. Gaetano Pesce- Up5 Chair
3. Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf- Aeron Chair
4. Harry Bertoia- Bertoia Chair
5. Charles and Ray Eames- Eames Lounge Chair
6. Pedro Friedeberg- Hand Chair
7. Eero Saarinen- Tulip Chair
8. Frank Gehry- Wiggle Chair (made of cardboard!)

Edit: Doh! Missed number 1

How come no love for Aalto?



Nice work!

As for Aalto, these quizzes are just supposed to be cross-sections of the subject at hand. No endorsement, positive or negative, is implied by the selection.

snorkpliskin


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You kids with your Eamespunk, going around sticking molded plywood and chrome legs on everything.