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nick baxter knows chairs


i've never been a tattoo person (too permanent), but these are a trip. talk about design fanatic-i've got nothing on these guys. i can't ever imagining tattooing an eames chair on my arm, but hey, more power to ya. gives new meaning to the term, "armchair". [tattoos and images by artist, nick baxter, sent via d*s reader, angelune]




Anonymous Anonymous said...

People will do just about anything in a desperate attempt to be "different".

11:01 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i don't know. this doesn't strike me so much as an attempt to be different. to me there's something really endearing about wanting a classic design on your arm forever...not that i'd ever do it in a million years. but for some reason the chair tattoos don't strike me as "look at me!" as much as something like a giant naked pinup girl or, in local hipster fashion, tats that say "eat food" "drink water"...


11:02 AM  
Blogger charlene said...

It's not at all about being "different" (whatever that means). It's about honoring the thingsor ideas that have meaning. For some people that thing may be an object of beauty. I've always wanted a tattoo of the Eames LCW chair. I love that chair. Someday...

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think of these as an attempt to be different, but rather to honor something meaningful to you. A pet peeve of mine is when somebody picks out a tattoo that means nothing to them. My sister's friend got this cartoon bug-eyed lizard on her leg/ankle years ago and now she hates it. Why? Because it had no personal meaning to her. Getting a tattoo of something meaningful to you - whether it is your child's name, a symbol of your religion, or in this case, an Eames chair - won't fade (figuratively) over time.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Um. wow. Trying to be "different" or not, I think these tattoos are straight up tacky. (Anyone with me on this?) Not as tacky as a tattoo of a unicorn and rainbow, sure...but still, an Eames lounger? LOL. Maybe DWR should ask for a piece of bodily real estate from this person to put an ad.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, it's interesting how negative that first persons opinion was on these amazing tatts. Didn't your mother teach you manners. If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all! No freedom of speech for you. HA HA J/K I'm can't wait to see the finished sleeve, and what's going in the background? I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up. thanks for sharing it with us d*s. OXOXOX

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please pardon my typing error.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah, I have the Herman Miller chair that's pictured in the middle of the top photo. And I must say, to be truly vintage it should have only four legs, not five. The fifth was added for stability reasons later on. Still, incredibly faithful reproduction, and overall I gotta say this is pretty cool.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's beautiful work, no matter how you feel about tattoos.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. That's amazing tatto work. The color, the form, the shading -- all beautiful. And in such an unforgiving medium.

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just got a Jim Dine drawing tattooed on my arm. i actually considered putting some of the eames work on me instead, but i just couldn't come around to the idea of using a chair. i'm glad to see somebody did it.

now maybe if i could find one of the eames' drawings or original design sketches, i'd do that.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who makes the chair in the first image on the lower left (wood w/ green seat)?

7:44 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

looks like vintage danish modern but i could be wrong, anyone know specifics?


7:56 PM  
Blogger tiffany... said...

i have a chair tattoo on my right arm. it's gio ponti's superlegerra chair. for my senior photo project in college i photographed hundred of chairs. while i was doing this project i began to read more and more about chairs and the design of and started to see them as amazing pieces of art... both, beautiful and functional. for three years i had a drawing of ponti's chair on my wall... i knew it had to be on my arm because i never tired of looking at it. i've had the tattoo for three years and every day i look at it i love it just as much as i did on the day i got it. i'm thinking of putting a william morris print around it to pay homage to the great arts and crafts movement. i love baxter's tattooes... and the guy who has these... good for him! thanks for highlighting these on design sponge! design really can go anywhere!

9:37 AM  

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