Apple stores around the world

I just finished reading “iLeadership: The Steve Jobs Way” in which the former Senior Vice President of Apple Computer, Jay Elliot  revisits Steve Jobs remarkable career with its ups and downs. He describes what made Steve Jobs leadership so special. One example is the absolute attention to detail. Jay Elliot describes how Steve jobs visited  the first New York Apple store before its opening and had the flooring redone because he didn’t like how it looked. Naturally I had to check how the store looks and realized that so many of the Apple stores around the world are quite nicely designed.  Note: All of the images below are property of Apple, Inc.

USA – Apple store 5th Avenue, New York

Apple store New York 5th Ave 1

Apple store New York 5th Ave 2

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“Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.” 

 Steve Jobs


Spain – Apple store La Maquinista, Barcelona


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November 28th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

20 Unusual Office Chair Designs

No question, it would be quite hard if not  impossible to spend the day at an office without any chairs. Merriam-Webster refers to a  chair as “a seat typically having four legs and a back for one person“. Yet, many of the examples presented here don’t match that description. Decide for yourself whether you would like to call one of these examples for unusual office chairs your favorite.


 1. Surf Chair Workstation


found at:, Designer: Claire Danthois

2. Exercise Ball Chair

Exersise Ball Chair

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 3. Ergonomic Kneeling Stool from Boss

Kneeling stool

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 4. Desk Chair


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“Nature is by and large to be found out of doors,
a location where, it cannot be argued,
there are never enough comfortable chairs.”
Fran Lebowitz

 5. Cube Chair aka “Untitled Chair”

Cube-chair 1


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6. Apple Chair

apple chair

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7. Office Chair Strength Trainer

Strength trainer

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8. The Slightly Uncomfortable Chair

slightly uncomforable chair

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“As I was sitting in my chair,
I knew the bottom wasn’t there,
Nor legs nor back, but I just sat,
Ignoring little things like that.”
Huges Mearns  

9. Chakra Chair

chakra chair

Found at:  design by Karim Rashid

10. Glass Chair

glass chair

found at:  design: Shiro Kuramata

11. Wave Chair with Laptopdesk


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12. Wooden Float Chair

float chair

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“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
Albert Einstein 

 13. Banana Chair


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14. Vespa Chair


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15. Wool Felt Chair

Felt chair

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16. Rocking Office Chair

Rocking chair-1

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“It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.”
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert 

17. Egg Chair

Egg chair

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18. Wooden Chair

wooden chair

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19. Backbone Chair


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 20. Ejection Seat


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20 unusual office chair designs – last updated 10/31/2012

October 30th, 2012|Tags: , , |