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  1. How would you design a chair for lazybones?

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janet Tam Ka-wing, 16, St Rose of Lima?s College My chair would be great for lazybones who love to eat. The back of the chair could be lowered into a bed position. There would ... another button would turn the chair into a couch. Jimin Kang, 13, South Island School My chair would have a special timing function to allow an hour or two of idle (but luxurious) reclining. But, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Architects rekindle passion for plywood, 70 years after Eames chair

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com What started as an experiment in practicality over appearance has developed into a cheap and flexible favourite more than 70 years on Architects rekindle passion for plywood Charles Eames caused quite a stir when he first used plywood to make a chair. Until then, furniture had been heavy, solid and complex. He thought it should be lighter, ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Tsai Ing-wen to seek chair of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party again

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Tsai Ing-wen's bid could open the door to a 2016 presidential run and increase the infighting over the party's stance on cross-strait relations Former DPP chairwoman to seek post again The former ...

  4. Smoking chairs

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani There is nothing anachronistic about the type of smoking chairs- also called club chairs- that members of London's elite gentlemen's clubs of the 1800s would relax ... smoke-free- households. Belgian designer Stefan Schoning has come up with the Smoke chair (below) for Antwerp-based design house Feld (feld.be). A modern interpretation of the classic club chair ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance

    Accountancy firms play musical chairs in UK banking circle

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London New EU rules require British banks to change auditors more frequently Accountancy firms play musical chairs in UK Barclays is changing its auditor of the past 120 years and Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland could follow as Britain's bank auditing landscape gets shaken up by new rules. Banks are being forced to change their auditors more frequently to keep ...

  6. Bright sparks

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... and Sophie Howe, Ralli Design has found solace in sturdy plywood with the Flip Chair, which can be adapted easily for dining and relaxing, and the Stepping Stool, which, in doubling as a mini-ladder, ... Stackable and suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it also has a built-in handle that makes it easy to move around. His Alle chair comes in four-legged and column-based versions and boasts curves ...

  7. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Chair-raising party

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:14pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Chair-raising party EVENT Marni’s 100 Chairs Charity Exhibition Opening WHERE Joyce boutique, Central   HAPPENINGS: Italian fashion house Marni took a creative approach to promote its charitable causes. More than 100 chairs made of salvaged materials by Colombian craftsmen for the Milan-based brand were first created for the Salone del Mobile design fair two years ...

  8. A spooky old house and a strange painting spell trouble

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Master of the Fallen Chairs By Henry Porter Published by Orchard Books ISBN 978 1 84616 624 2 If you see a chair that's fallen over, are you tempted to pick it up? Most people are. There is something unsettling about a chair that has been tipped over. Chairs are meant to be upright, their four feet firmly on the ground. A chair that has been knocked over ...

  9. Business - Economy - US FEDERAL RESERVE

    Janet Yellen sworn in as first woman to chair US Federal Reserve

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:51pm by The Guardian in London

    ... she will appear before a congressional committee to answer questions on the economy, her policy views and regulation. She will then have to begin preparing for her first meeting as chair of the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC), which sets interest rates and monetary policy. That meeting, on 19-20 March, will be followed by her first press conference as Fed chair. Yellen takes ...

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    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vegetal Chair and Algues for Vitra The brothers worked for four years to create this universal chair. With contours borrowed from nature, it features flat branch structures woven in three levels to form a slightly irregular seating shell. On the underside, the chair is stabilised by ribs that grow out of the supportive legs. Clouds for Kvadrat These 'clouds' consists ...




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