Name That Chair
Posted by Scott
Can you name this poor, unidentified chair? Some people were asking that same question in the comments of today’s Dieter Rams post so I thought I’d put it up in the hopes that someone out there can solve the mystery because, as Joe Clay put it, that is a damn sexy chair. Sound off in the comments. First correct answer gets a Tycho single!
By the way, how badass is Univers LT Std 39 Thin Ultra Condensed? Completely, is the correct answer.
Update: That was quick, Vito called it, it’s a 620 Chair by, of course, Dieter Rams. Here’s some very nice high res shots from the link vito Provided.
Images via Vitsoe 620 Chair Program
14 Comments Leave A Comment
vito mf says:February 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm
it´s a 620 chair, from the 620 chair programme, designed by Dieter Rams himself.
Daniel Carvalho says:February 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Hahaha, nice spontaneous post. I believe Vito wins straight out. We didn’t stand a chance.
Univers is just hot always, it makes me feel all warm inside, ya know?
Scott says:February 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm
ha, yeah….the timestamp on that comment was only 11 minutes after the post…pretty tough to beat. As Alex also said, I’m pretty bummed it wasn’t an office chair…was hoping for a nice replacement for my office depot aeron ripoff.
vito mf says:February 3, 2009 at 3:17 pm
yeah, i suppose i was a bit nerdy.. I guess I was just procrastinating at the right time.
Daniel Carvalho says:February 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm
Heh, those Aeron ripoffs seem to be quite common, guess a lot of people don’t like forking out the copious amounts of bank for the real deal. It’s like if you visit a studio and see a board room completely kitted out with originals you can immediately profile them and say, “Hmm, these guys do okay”.
Yeah, sucks not having an “easily” accessible awesome office chair to buy, I’ve got a cheap guy that’s pleather and it’s cuffed badly. It’s either hard plastic or material for me in future, sweating sucks.
frank says:February 3, 2009 at 3:57 pm
Wow, seeing the whole chair, it’s actually a little clunky looking. I thought the rest of it would look more like this
Alex Cornell says:February 4, 2009 at 12:40 am
I think, as a rule, any chair that you can find high res images of is probably going to be pretty bad ass.
The whole chair was a bit of a bummer shape-wise, but at least this way I don’t have a mega expensive office chair I have to lust after. I do like the colors though- subtle and nice.
watch84 says:February 4, 2009 at 11:47 am
This chair is amazing. Absolutely diggin’ it
Curtis says:February 4, 2009 at 10:28 pm
chair, nice; font, nice; the fetish item i see here, however, is the 606.
Kirk says:February 7, 2009 at 12:33 pm
Here’s a video of Dieter talking about design. One shot shows him reading the paper in the 620.
diet says:January 8, 2010 at 8:23 am
suuper, thanx a million!
quality office furniture says:December 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm
nice front, nice seat, nice style, nice foot seat… cool chair you got there.