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Started by TG, Mar 09, 2009, 08:24 pm

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TG

Mar 09, 2009, 08:24 pm Last Edit: Jul 29, 2010, 10:49 pm by Scarfwearer
This is another chair from the TARDIS, this one is from the sleeping quarters as seen in The Edge of Destruction.
edgeofdestruction.jpg
(sorry not a great picture of the chair, it's the chrome one at the back)

After hunting around a bit I think it was made by the 1950's Swedish designers Dahlens Dalum
DahlensDalumchair.jpg
This one has the right back but a different base.

I really like the chair and I've been checking ebay  - I nearly found one here item number: 270353420577  The right design but with a different back

The same chair was seen in the Silver Carrier spaceship in The Wheel in Space , in fact two of them. If I didn't believe in the ability to travel in time and space, this might have worried me.
wheelchair2.jpg

A preference for modernist Swedish design must have been universewide!

Doctor Iz

Mar 10, 2009, 04:22 am #1 Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010, 12:32 pm by scarfwearer
TG,
I did check that out, boy very close, only if the back rest had metal spindles running vertically that be the ticket...  You might be able to get a metal fabricator to spot weld on some metal spindles if it's a 'must have' sort of thing... :)  Nice find though! 
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

Rassilons Rod

They also appear in Power of the Daleks in Hensell's Office, although I can't find the correct telesnap at the moment (perhaps I am mistaken).

I found a 3D version here. It also comes with a backrest.
http://www.hermanmiller.com/content/hermanmiller/english/products/categories/seating/multi-use-guest-chairs/eames-wire-chairs.html
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
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lespaceplie

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Feb 05, 2013, 05:04 pm
They also appear in Power of the Daleks in Hensell's Office...
http://www.hermanmiller.com/content/hermanmiller/english/products/categories/seating/multi-use-guest-chairs/eames-wire-chairs.html


Those (Eames wire shell chairs) and the Swedish chair are two distinctly different items. This reminds me that I need to get started on the Dr Who mid-century modern furniture and fixtures site. Dr Who might not have rivaled Space:1999 in sheer numbers of items at one time, but over the decades there have been so many great items used (and that we can collect).

Rassilons Rod

What are the differences? :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

TG

May 10, 2016, 03:35 pm #5 Last Edit: May 10, 2016, 03:36 pm by TG
oh I found exactly the right chair
that's only taken me err..about seven years

WiS_wire_chair.jpg

Dahlens Dalum Swedish Chrome Chairs
Four of them for sale at Chairish.com in the US. Very expensive but stylish and mid-century modern Who

Mark

Hi TG, long time no see.

Have you tries to get some dimensions of the chair from the seller?

I figured that these may help with your Service Robot build as both the robot and chair are very close to each other.

Rassilons Rod

They sell them near me  :D60sChair.jpg
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

TG

Quote from: Mark on May 10, 2016, 04:20 pm
Hi TG, long time no see.

Have you tries to get some dimensions of the chair from the seller?

I figured that these may help with your Service Robot build as both the robot and chair are very close to each other.


Hi Mark, really good idea, I will contact the seller

Quote: "They sell them near me" Rassilonsrod
hehe haven't we had this conversation before!..thats a completely different chair  :) - Should this be part of your Chair thread?

Rassilons Rod

Oh the base is different!

They're the same range though.  :-D
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

TG

Sep 02, 2016, 12:47 pm #10 Last Edit: Sep 02, 2016, 12:59 pm by TG
DW_TARDIS_bedroom_chair.jpg

I found one in the UK!
A Dahlens Dalum Egg chair, Swedish mid-century design as seen in the sleeping quarters of the TARDIS (in The Edge of Destruction) and The Silver Carrier (in The Wheel in Space)
(Marc - this is not an Eames chair :)
It is showing its age a bit (bit wobbly) and had a bit of work done (welding) but it is the futuristic space-age chair I've always desired - now placed in my own sleeping quarters - hopefully it will make my part-built Servo Robot feel at home.
TG

Rassilons Rod

Sep 02, 2016, 02:43 pm #11 Last Edit: Sep 02, 2016, 02:44 pm by rassilonsrod
Yes. Not sure why I didn't see the differences before.  I guess I didn't see them together or something :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

TG

Sep 06, 2016, 11:39 am #12 Last Edit: Sep 06, 2016, 11:54 am by TG
A few more reference screen grabs from Ep.1 of The Edge of Destruction, in the sleeping quarters

EOD_Susan_wirechair_TG.jpg

And a close-up from Ep.1 of The Wheel in Space, in the control room of the Silver Carrier
The chair has a seat belt! (never saw those on the Enterprise)

WiS_wirechair04.jpg

and finally my CG model of the chair - made some time ago

DW_wire_chair_TG.jpg

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: TG on Mar 09, 2009, 08:24 pm
A preference for modernist Swedish design must have been universewide!


Even the Doctor's Armillary Sphere was Swedish :D
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

TG

Sep 06, 2016, 02:47 pm #14 Last Edit: Sep 06, 2016, 02:50 pm by TG
Ah yes I remember :)