Wave Hill Chair

Wave Hill Chair

As a special thank-you, onsite parking is free when you spend $50 or more in The Shop.The Wave Hill Chair, a signature product offered through The Shop, is based on a chair designed by the acclaimed Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in 1918 and now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Compatible with virtually any architectural form, the Wave Hill Chair provides a welcome alternative to the Adirondack chair and its various redwood counterparts. The Wave Hill Chair is available for sale through The Shop at Wave Hill, as is The Gardens of Wave Hill, a volume of stunning photographs of Wave Hill in all four seasons. 
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Wave Hill Chair

Anyone who has visited Wave Hill , a public garden in the Bronx, can’t help but notice the lawn chairs that grace the grounds. Last year, Wave Hill decided to make them public. The Wave Hill Chair , offered through the shop at Wave Hill , is based on a chair designed by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in 1918 and now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. I was first introduced to the chair in the Country Living’s April 2010 issue. It is a welcomed alternative to the standard adirondack chair. I adore it, want it and will have it several someday! The best thing about it is that there are Wave Hill Chair plans available; Kevin are you reading this? viaThe chair is handcrafted of solid pine and comes fully assembled and ready to ship for $125. I like the bold colors. I don’t know how well pine holds up as a weather friendly wood? If we were to make these, I might consider teak or cedar. I also noticed that there are some modern alternatives to the adirondack out there. CB2 Sawyer ChairEmmet Lounge Chair at Room & Board Loll Designs at DWR
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Wave Hill Chair

Garden Photo of the Day Wave Hill chairs at Innisfree Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Everywhere you go at Innisfree, you find these wonderful chairs. They’re generally called Wave Hill chairs (you’ll find oodles of them at Wave Hill, too), but they were designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918. The only thing marring this peaceful scene were the geese. It’s hard to enjoy the view when you can’t take your eyes off the ground for fear of stepping in something nasty! Want your own Wave Hill chair? Wave Hill sells plans so that you can make one! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green. Sign up to get new posts delivered to your inbox each morning so you’ll always remember to take a look, or subscribe to our RSS feed. We look forward to sharing our garden travels with you. R E A D E R   P H O T O S: We love featuring your photos, too. If you think you have a photo that we should share on the Garden Photo of the day, email us. Send hi-res images if possible. We’ll only respond if we plan to use your photo.   View the discussion thread.
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Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Everywhere you go at Innisfree, you find these wonderful chairs. They’re generally called Wave Hill chairs (you’ll find oodles of them at Wave Hill, too), but they were designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918. The only thing marring this peaceful scene were the geese. It’s hard to enjoy the view when you can’t take your eyes off the ground for fear of stepping in something nasty! Want your own Wave Hill chair? Wave Hill sells plans so that you can make one! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green. Sign up to get new posts delivered to your inbox each morning so you’ll always remember to take a look, or subscribe to our RSS feed. We look forward to sharing our garden travels with you. R E A D E R   P H O T O S: We love featuring your photos, too. If you think you have a photo that we should share on the Garden Photo of the day, email us. Send hi-res images if possible. We’ll only respond if we plan to use your photo.   View the discussion thread.
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Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. Everywhere you go at Innisfree, you find these wonderful chairs. They’re generally called Wave Hill chairs (you’ll find oodles of them at Wave Hill, too), but they were designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918. The only thing marring this peaceful scene were the geese. It’s hard to enjoy the view when you can’t take your eyes off the ground for fear of stepping in something nasty! Want your own Wave Hill chair? Wave Hill sells plans so that you can make one! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green. Sign up to get new posts delivered to your inbox each morning so you’ll always remember to take a look, or subscribe to our RSS feed. We look forward to sharing our garden travels with you. R E A D E R   P H O T O S: We love featuring your photos, too. If you think you have a photo that we should share on the Garden Photo of the day, email us. Send hi-res images if possible. We’ll only respond if we plan to use your photo.  
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Everywhere you go at Innisfree, you find these wonderful chairs. They’re generally called Wave Hill chairs (you’ll find oodles of them at Wave Hill, too), but they were designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918. The only thing marring this peaceful scene were the geese. It’s hard to enjoy the view when you can’t take your eyes off the ground for fear of stepping in something nasty! Want your own Wave Hill chair? Wave Hill sells plans so that you can make one! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green. Sign up to get new posts delivered to your inbox each morning so you’ll always remember to take a look, or subscribe to our RSS feed. We look forward to sharing our garden travels with you. R E A D E R   P H O T O S: We love featuring your photos, too. If you think you have a photo that we should share on the Garden Photo of the day, email us. Send hi-res images if possible. We’ll only respond if we plan to use your photo.  
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Wave Hill’s inspirational landscape is complemented by the iconic Wave Hill Chair. In this two-day workshop, construct your own Wave Hill Chair under the guidance of master carpenter and Director of Facilities Frank Perrone. Participants receive step-by-step instructions; no previous carpentry skills required. Day two of this two-day workshop takes place on Sunday, January 29. It starts at 9:30AM and ends at noon. Participants must attend both sessions.
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Find a unique selection of gifts from local artists that reflects Wave Hill’s mission of connecting people with nature—fun and educational toys, hand-crafted soaps, naturally inspired ceramics, glass and jewelry, seasonal plants and products for your own garden and local honey—even honey from Wave Hill’s own hives. In-store events include demonstrations and tastings. Located in the Perkins Visitor Center, The Shop at Wave Hill is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM‒4PM.
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The chair, it turns out, is the Wave Hill chair, a signature of Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center located in the Bronx. The chair’s intriguingly simple design was based on the iconic Red and Blue Chair, designed by Dutch modernist Gerrit Rietveld in 1918. Here’s Rietveld on his original creation and the ideas behind it.
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The Garden Chair”This chair ruined me. My very first visit to the garden Mecca that is Wave Hill was supposed to be the best thing that ever happened to me as a young horticulturist. But I saw the chair first, and it ruined me for all others. Drawn by its austere lines, lured by the simplicity and elegance of its construction, and more than pleasantly surprised by the comfort in which it embraced me. I must build this chair I thought, and so it began. For nearly twenty years I have been building, refining and enjoying this chair. Constructed by hand, this chair will provide years of enjoyment in your garden. I have shared it with hundreds of others, now I would like to share it with you.” – Dan Benarcik”The chair was specifically built to show that it is possible to create something beautiful, a spatial creation, with simple machine- processed parts. I cut a board of wood into planks and squares. I then sawed the middle part into two for the seat and the backrest, and I made the frame part out of the different lengths of plank. But as I was working on the chair, it never crossed my mind that one day it would become so significant that it would even influence architecture.” – Gerrit Rietveld, about the Red-Blue chair​

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