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CT Emperor Palpatine Chair Designs and Blueprints

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  1. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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    Please Help Me
    I Searching For Detailed informations on Designs sources and blueprints of Emperor Palpatine chair from Return of the Jedi (1983).
    There is information available about who designed the chair Palpatine uses in Episode III. I'm looking for similar information regarding his throne in Episode VI.
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    Emperor Palpatine chair
    Resources From Star Wars Chronicles

    Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy
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    The Making of Return of the Jedi
    The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV–VI, 1977–1983
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    The Making of Return of the Jedi
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    The Art of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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    I find it interesting that at some point somebody changed the leather pattern on the chair so the back matched the seat, instead of having contrasting strips like in Joe Johnston’s sketch and the initial sculpture.
    They also carried the padding up to the very top of the chair, whereas in the sculpture there was a dark void that framed the crown of the Emperor’s head, rather like an anti-halo. Was that meant to have a glowing panel installed at one point like in the Johnston sketch? I can see how that might make lighting his face difficult on set.


    Emperor Palpatine’s chair sculpted in polystyrene by Keith Short[​IMG] [​IMG]

    I find it interesting that at some point somebody changed the leather pattern on the chair so the back matched the seat, instead of having contrasting strips like in Joe Johnston’s sketch and the initial sculpture.
    They also carried the padding up to the very top of the chair, whereas in the sculpture there was a dark void that framed the crown of the Emperor’s head, rather like an anti-halo. Was that meant to have a glowing panel installed at one point like in the Johnston sketch? I can see how that might make lighting his face difficult on set.
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  2. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

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    Very interesting. Palpatine was havin' a good time.
     
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  3. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Gotta say, I'm loving the gif at the top of the page. 8-}
     
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  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Let's start a pool on how long he can keep that up before he pukes.
     
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  5. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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  6. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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  7. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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    Can it be arranged like this?
     
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  8. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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  9. bqvwvpd

    bqvwvpd Jedi Padawan

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    Emperor Palpatine Inflatable Floating Pool Chair With lighting and fans
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  10. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    Are you Jeffrey Dahmer?
     
  11. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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  12. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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    Emperor Palpatine Inflatable Floating Pool Chair With lighting and fans

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  13. Clone8looper

    Clone8looper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Weird fetish.
     
  14. bpvwvqd

    bpvwvqd Jedi Youngling

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    error
     
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  15. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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  16. bqvwvpd

    bqvwvpd Jedi Padawan

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    Emperor Palpatine has the best chair in all the galaxy


    Detailed informations on Designs sources and blueprints of Emperor Palpatine chair from Return of the Jedi (1983).


    There is information available about who designed the chair Palpatine uses in Episode III. I'm looking for similar information regarding his throne in Episode VI.


    [​IMG]


    Emperor Palpatine chair

    Resources From Star Wars Chronicles


    Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy

    [​IMG]


    The Making of Return of the Jedi

    The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV–VI, 1977–1983

    [​IMG]


    The Making of Return of the Jedi

    [​IMG]


    The Art of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

    [​IMG]


    Emperor Palpatine's chair sculpted in polystyrene by Keith Short

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I find it interesting that at some point somebody changed the leather pattern on the chair so the back matched the seat, instead of having contrasting strips like in Joe Johnston's sketch and the initial sculpture.

    They also carried the padding up to the very top of the chair, whereas in the sculpture there was a dark void that framed the crown of the Emperor's head, rather like an anti-halo. Was that meant to have a glowing panel installed at one point like in the Johnston sketch? I can see how that might make lighting his face difficult on set.

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    Emperor Palpatine Inflatable Floating Pool Chair With lights and Air conditioning
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  17. moreorless12

    moreorless12 Jedi Master star 4

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    Seems like general the design work on Palps throne room shifted towards industrial utilitarianism which I think was a very smart move. Rather than going with some kind of regal pomp of Sith mysticism I think it works very well to give the impressive that the cold industrial nature of the Empire itself is really an outgrowth of the dark side.
     
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  18. burrow

    burrow Jedi Padawan

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    Emperor Palpatine Inflatable Floating Pool Chair With control panel lights Air conditioning and Drive and steering motor

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  19. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    Did it have the right cushions?

    (yeah , you know what I'm talking about.)
     
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  20. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I want that for the pool this summer.

    I may already have an office chair on the way…
     
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  21. bqvwvpd

    bqvwvpd Jedi Padawan

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    Emperor Palpatine has the best chair in all the galaxy


    Emperor Palpatine Summer Vacation Inflatable Floating Pool Chair With control panel, lights, air conditioning, and a drive and steering motor

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    Design: The chair is Emperor Palpatine's iconic throne from the Star Wars universe. It's a blend of leisure and fandom, perfect for those who want to rule their poolside empire.


    Appearance: The chair is black with vertical purple stripes on the backrest. These stripes could represent an air conditioning feature, keeping you cool even in the scorching Tatooine sun.


    Control Panel: The armrests seem to house control panels. Perhaps you can adjust the chair's settings, activate the lights, or even issue Sith commands (though I recommend keeping it light-hearted).


    Motorized Features: You mentioned a drive and steering motor. Imagine gliding across the water, plotting galactic domination while sipping a refreshing beverage. Just be careful not to accidentally summon Force lightning.


    Lights: While not visible in this image, I envision subtle LED lights illuminating the chair. Picture yourself reclining under the stars, feeling both regal and relaxed.


    Air Conditioning: Yes, please! No need to sweat like a stormtrooper. The built-in air conditioning ensures comfort, even during the hottest Mustafar summers.
     
  22. bpvxvqd

    bpvxvqd Jedi Padawan

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    wOw
     
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