Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday Five: Lounging about

I've always been slightly confused about whether the item of furniture seen in posh houses and vintage settings is called a chaise longue or a chaise lounge - there seems to be no doubt that it is a French chair, but is the point that it is a long chair, or that it is a chair designed for lounging rather than sitting? 

For no apparent reason, I seemed to be surrounded by the things on a recent trip to South Australia, so they became something of a theme...

5 Chaises Longue/Lounge:
  1. The hotel room in Adelaide featured one which was very comfy for reading books and watching Liverpool games - unfortunately the score wasn't as satisfying.

  2. The Art Gallery of South Australia didn't help, depicting this work by Marcel Breuer as a 'long chair' and imploring punters 'please do not sit'.

  3. Another example in the gallery, By Marc Newson, describes itself as a chaise longue, so I think I'm going to stick with that from now on.

  4. Meanwhile, in Auburn, this innovative design combines a clawfoot bath with the chaise. I like it.

  5. At Emily's Bistro and Emporium at Quorn, it is difficult to tell whether the antique furniture and clothing for sale are considered quirky or current.

1 comment:

Ricky Luz said...

Hi Kate, I was looking for Star by Night, by prolific artist Ani O'neill and ended up in your blog. Absolutely worth coming back. added to favourite already. I will come back to read more. ;-) cheers from Aotearoa, NZ.