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Republic of Fritz Hansen is celebrating 60 years with the Egg

Ever wondered how Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair is made? Explore the original craftsmanship of cutting, stretching and stitching the Egg™.

Craft Combine creates the Patterned Pallet Chair

‘Patterned Pallet Chair’ has not only functional role but also decorative one either. Craft Combine designed both of two types by using the basic structure of pallet, stacking woods and also considered enhancing its solidity with interlocked structure.

Zieharsofika, a stiff cushion from a flat foam mat

By re-thinking cushioning techniques, the project uses conventional rubber foam mats which, with the help of elastic bands, come out as an ornamental form. The rectangular foam mat remains at a stretch and is only changed by layering and gathering it. Compared to common upholstery technics Zieharsofika achives the same result by compressing the foam. The gathering causes a strong and stiff core while the surface is still flexible and soft.

Corallo, formed by the weaving of stainless steel wire bent by hand

It is a nest of “coral” with irregular wide seat. The hundreds of welds are cleaned, brushed and then rounded to avoid sharp edges or roughness: a labor of such complexity and artistic craftsmanship to require an entire week.

Bardi’s Bowl Chair (1951), built through a combination of standardized and artisanal methods

Designed in 1951 by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, a semi-spherical seat resting lightly on a metallic ring structure, supported by four legs. Lina was a promoter of handcrafted pieces and of the interaction between Modernism and popular culture. In line with this idea, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair by Arper was built through a combination of standardized and artisanal methods, attempting to preserve Lina Bo Bardi’s craftsmanship while adding Arper technical expertise.

Corkigami, a seat made entirely out of cork

Cork is sustainable, natural, lightweight, quite strong, flexible, warm… All these attributes make cork a unique material. Corkigami aims to take these properties to the limit, and also refers to the process of making 3D objects from 2D materials. They choose cork as sheet material to make this shell construction simply using this technique.

Stefan Diez’s Yard Furniture Collection for Emu

The ultra lightweight frame of Yard furniture is made from powder coated aluminium, whereas the seat and back is made from elastic straps guaranteeing an extraordinary comfort abandoning the need of additional cushions.

Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair’s Manufacturing by Cassina

The Zig Zag-chair is a chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. It is a minimalistic design without legs, made by 4 flat wooden tiles that are merged in a Z-shape using Dovetail joints. It was designed for Rietveld’s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and is now produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina.

Roly Poly Chair, constructed from layered, high gloss fiberglass

Each of the new pieces has been developed as a clay maquette before being rendered in layered fibreglass, chosen as a medium for its tensile strength and sculptural qualities. Surfaces are polished smooth in places, left raw and untreated in others; the resultant textural dialogue is carried across into hand-woven yarn throws and the graphic, contoured Play tapestry – an abstract image derived from an infant’s building blocks.

NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) – Silo Studio

They invented a new manufacturing process that involves steaming polystyrene beads inside fabric moulds. They used the process, called NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene), to create this range of furniture. Steaming causes the beads to melt, expand and fuse together, distorting their moulds.

Overgaard & Dyrman’s handcrafted Wire Collection

Overgaard & Dyrman’s the Wire Collection finds inspiration in traditional saddlery and metal work, and challenges the synergy and contrast in the use of materials. The honesty in genuine materials and the balance between functionality, ergonomics and manufacturing define Wire and reflect its purpose.

Vermelha Chair, 500 meters of rope

500 meters of special rope. A week of work. High specialization. They are all needed to create this wrap-around chair with aluminum and steel frame, and manual weaving of the rope directly onto the frame. The unique padding is created by progressive overlapping of hundreds of abundant twines on the frame.

LAFRESCA by Granada Barrero & Damian Lopez

This LAFRESCA is the classic chair made of bulrush, commonly known as “Andalusian chair” which pretends to reintegrate again this democratic seat in nowadays homes keeping its essence, materials and fabrication process.

Kuskoa Collection by Iratzoki and Alki

The Kuskoa collection is inspired by the first plastic chairs designed by Robin Day. But in this case, all the chair is crafted out of wood, providing a warm appearance, comfort and resistance. The shell, front upholstered or fully in wood, perches delicately on a frame of solid wood.

Officina Collection. Bouroullec for Magis

Wrough iron – the shaping of iron by hammering – is one of the oldest techniques for making objects. For Magis Officina collection, Bouroullec wanted to work with this ancient process and give it a new visual language.

Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

Vegetal could not have existed without the technical sophistication of modern software, in the same way that it could not have moved on from the finesse intrinsic to the stages of design drawing by hand. It is the close association of these two processes that has been so special. The complexity of its form, which must be uniform as a tree or a flower would be, has continuously forced Ronan & Erwan to rethink the whole thing in respect of each detail: one might say, this chair has been redesigned a thousand times.

Meltdown Chair (PP Rope) by Tom Price

Much of the work Price produces seeks to explore the untapped potential of familiar materials, encouraging them to behave in unfamiliar ways. This often requires developing machinery and tools that are capable of subverting conventional industrial manufacturing techniques, introducing a dose of entropy into what are typically very controlled processes. Chance is an essential element in this creative process, and one that Price relies on to transcend the limits of imagination.

360° Chair & Stool | Konstantin Grcic + Magis

360° is neither a stool nor a chair, but something inbetween. Its name implies that it swivels around and that one can sit on it in all directions. It is meant for seated activities that require a constantly changing posture. 360° is not intended for long stints of work in a static position. Instead it encourages a form of dynamic sitting, short term, ad hoc, improvised – moving around.

Honey-pop Chair, Concertina-folded paper

Chair made of concertina-folded translucent white paper, partially opened to form a fan shape with the vertical spine of the fan at the back of the chair, and the impression of the designer’s body partially crushing the paper to form the seat.

Hardened Leather Chair

Hardened Leather Chair is made with an old technique for hardening leather in a 100% natural way. The technique has been used for corsets and armours, and is now being used as self-supported upholstery for a dining chair. The shape of the chair, which is commonly seen in plastic, gets a Nordic materiality by the use of leather and the frame of wood. Natural treated leather and ash wood for the structure.

Myto, cantilever chair by Konstantin Grcic and BASF

Its complementary characteristics led to the idea of developing Myto, a cantilever chair conceived as monoblock plastic injection moulding. The design was significantly influenced by the material. Chemically speaking, this material belongs to the family of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).

Made in polyethylene resin by rotational moulding

Young, innovative, dynamic, that is Vondom, a leading company in design, manufacturing and commercialization of avant-garde indoor and outdoor furniture, planters, lighting and outdoor rugs.

Steel Tube Bending

Today, robots can shape pipes however one wishes—and Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner, together with Thonet and tube bending machine manufacturer BLM, has set out to explore the limits of present-day bending technology.


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