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These chairs aren't made only for sitting down! They're items of paintings intended to thrill the eyes, stretch the mind's eye, and infrequently tickle the fondness. From vintage types to groundbreaking creations from sleek innovators, this latest access within the 500 sequence provides a blinding choice of modern chairs from today's top furnishings makers. across the world well-known furnishings fashion designer Craig Nutt has chosen the breathtaking examples—by such revered names as Sam Maloof (a walnut rocking chair), Garry Knox Bennett (two ladderback chairs), and Andrew Muggleton (his “Balustrade Chaise")—and they're breathtaking. Judy Kensley McKie contributes a funky “Monkey Chair" in walnut and bronze, with hands formed like those playful animals. And Gord Peteran's wittily named “Electric Chair" is available in tubular steel…and contains a lightbulb!

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DAVID M. GROSZ o o If) David M. - -- - .. f) Thomas R. ") David P. 1) I 2007 40 X 15 X 16 INCHES (100 X 38 X 41 CM) Steel, plate glass PHOTO BY JOSEPH SAVANT Jacque Allen Iron Ladder Back Chair I 2005 58 X 19 X 19 INCHES (145 X 48 X 48 CM) Cherry, buffalo hide, iron, copper rivets PHOTO BY ARTIST C/) ~

1"l combining "treen," an Old English word meaning directly from the tree, and "green," using sustainable, recycled, or invasive tree species for construction materials. f) Rhea Giffin Dali's Darlin' Ziraffe I 2005 56 X 32 X 26 INCHES (140 X 80 X 65 CM) Wood chair, cellulose insulation, wheat paste, paper, plaster cloth, insulation foam, acrylic paint, polyurethane PHOTOS BY S. -----50 Judy Kensley McKie Bird Chair I 39 X 20 X 27 INCHES (99 X 51 X 69 CM) Alaskan cedar PHOTOS BY GREG HEINS 1997 C/) ~

Barresi Rocking/Arm Chair I 2003 36 X 56 X 48 INCHES (90 X 140 X 120 CM) Ash, leather PHOTO BY DIETRICH FLOETER o o L1'1 Benjamin Strear Cantilever Rocker I 2005 30 X 17 X 60 INCHES (7S X 43 X 150 CM) White oak PHOTO BY MARK JOHNSTON (/) 0:::

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