2014.08.09【英译中】影响世界的椅子 (16句)

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Paimio chair, Alvar Aalto, 1931

帕米奥椅,阿尔瓦·阿尔托,1931


A favourite of museums, galleries and the studied homes of architects and designers, this lightweight, cantilevered birch chair began life in a cool, white sanatorium in southern Finland. 

这款轻便的悬臂式桦木座椅,诞生于芬兰南部的一家气候凉爽的白色疗养院里。它是博物馆的宝贵珍藏、画廊里的艺术瑰宝、建筑师和设计师的设计室中的香饽饽。 


The architect of this Modern Movement masterpiece, dating from 1933, was Alvar Aalto. Together with his wife, Aino, he designed furniture for the building, including this Paimio chair.

这件现代建筑运动中诞生的杰作,于1933年由设计师阿尔瓦·阿尔托制作这位设计师和他的妻子Aino一起进行设计工作阿尔瓦·阿尔托为那座疗养院设计室内家具,包括这件帕米奥椅。


The decidedly laid back angle of the chair’s backrest was intended to help patients’ breathing, and the design as a whole – a tightrope balance between firmness and springiness – was made to be as comfortable as possible for the long hours recuperating patients lounged in them during the TB epidemics of the 1920s and ‘30s.

二十世纪二十至三十年代结核病盛行,该椅背特意向后弯曲是为帮助病人呼气,整体的设计-- 正是坚固与韧性的良好结合--是为康复中的病人能够舒适得长时间坐卧其中而设计。


Viewed side-on, the bent lacquered seat resembles a fine, scrolled line drawn by a confident and free-flowing pencil. A birch frame, free of right angles, supports this three-dimensional “sketch”.
侧面看,喷漆的椅座形成一个弧度,描绘出一条自信、流畅的铅笔线。圆润没有直角的桦木框架,支撑着这个三维“铅笔画”。

In 1935, Alvar and Aino Aalto founded their own furniture company, Artek. A part of Vitra today, it continues to make the Paimio chair, which looks as healthy and as inviting in modern settings.
1935年,阿尔瓦 和 Aino 阿尔托 创建了他们自己的公司--Artek。 Artek是今天Vitra公司的一部分,仍在生产帕米奥椅。在现代家具中,帕米奥椅看上去仍然是有益健康,和吸引人的。


Round chair, Hans Wegner, 1949.

圆椅,汉斯·韦格纳,1949


Hans Wegner’s pared down and beautifully crafted Round chair is also known as the Kennedy chair. Examples of this Danish design, named “The most beautiful chair in the world” by Interiors magazine in 1950 – were bought by CBS for the first televised debate between US presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy, broadcast live in September 1960.
这款由汉斯 韦格纳设计的简洁、漂亮、精美的圆椅,也被称为肯尼迪座椅。1950年,《室内设计》杂志曾称它为“世界上最漂亮的座椅”。这款丹麦设计师设计的座椅,曾被哥伦比亚广播公司(CBS)购买,并于1960年9月,出现在首次电视直播的美国总统候选人竞选辩论上,当时参与辩论的候选人为理查德 尼克松 和 约翰 肯尼迪。

Whatever anyone wished to name it, Wegner’s sparse, graphic chair formed by 11 pieces of thoughtfully curved and tapered timber brought modern Danish design to the adoring attention of American architects, media and consumers.
不管它叫什么名字,这款韦格纳设计的座椅,为现代丹麦设计赢来了美国设计师、媒特和客户的广泛关注。这款极为简单、干净利落的座椅由11块木材制成,木材逐渐变细并且弯得恰到好处。

As for Wegner, “the round one” was just one of the more than 500 chairs he designed in a long career, with more than 100 going into production. “The good chair,” he said, “is a task one is never completely done with.” For Wegner, this was an elusive quest, and one that demanded a continual process of purification and simplification. 
对于 韦格纳 来说,他一生创作出的500多把椅子,其中100多把椅子投入了生产,而“这圆形的椅子”只是其中之一罢了。“做一把好的椅子,”他说,“是一项从未完全完成的任务。” 对韦格纳来说,做出一把好椅子,是无尽的探索,是需要不断去简化和提炼的。”

And, yet, the Round Chair – a fine thing to look at from every angle and very comfortable to sit in – remains an inspired fusion of traditional craft and mass-production. The slightly dipped seat, the gently tapering legs, the exquisitely turned armrests are both logical and a visual and tactile delight. The Round Chair has universal appeal and yet remains distinctly Danish as well as the seat of would-be American presidents.
然而,这款圆椅-- 不仅从任何角度看都很漂亮,或让人下意识觉得坐上去会很舒服-- 巧妙地使传统工艺得以批量生产。座椅微微下陷有一个凹槽,四脚优雅地逐渐变细,扶手呈现精美弧度,设计合理,并且也满足美观和舒适度上的要求。这款圆椅享誉国际,不仅保留了丹麦的作风还是准美国总统的椅子。
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