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  1. News - Hong Kong - CHARITIES

    Colourful pharaohs rule in annual Sedan Chair Race on The Peak

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Egyptian kings and some giant dalmatians catch eye in colourful annual race on Peak Pharaohs rule in the sedan chair dress stakes Egyptian pharaohs, rotund little yellow minions from the Despicable Me movie franchise and giant dalmatians mingled as they made their way to the 2km finishing point in the annual Sedan Chair Race ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Chair of student-government talks pledges to remain impartial despite past CY Leung links

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:01pm

    ... Staff Reporters The university president chosen to chair talks between Hong Kong’s protesting students and the government today pledged to remain impartial during Tuesday’s meeting on democratic reform – despite the fact he was an adviser to CY Leung’s election campaign. Lingnan University’s President Cheng Kwok-hon, who has been picked by the city’s eight universities to moderate ...

  3. 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, ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Related news

    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 ...

  8. Take a seat

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... A trove of discarded classroom chairs has become a symbol of recycling, with artists remaking the old pieces to give them a new lease of life, writes Carrie Chan THIS STORY BEGAN with rows of battered wooden chairs dumped outside a school last August. A passer-by thought they were too good to be thrown away and took them home. Almost a year later, most have been turned into art that has ...

  9. Meaning of humanity in sat-upon items

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Comic artist Lily Lau Lee-lee didn't want to stop with remaking old chairs. Some time ago, while sketching furniture, she decided she wanted to explore the possibility of turning them into 3-D designs. Her latest installation features four connected chairs of varying heights, the lowest at 75cm and the highest at 180cm. With drawers underneath, the piece ...

  10. Eero Aarnio

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson What is he famous for? His floating Ball Chair. You might have spotted his furniture on the big screen. In Tommy (1969), star Anne Margaret swans around a white bedroom complete with an Eero Aarnio white Ball Chair. In the 1996 Jack Nicholson film Mars Attacks, two Ball Chairs enveloped in polka-dot fabric appear. The same chair also crops up in the 1993 slacker ...




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