The unconventional way the seat is fixed to the tubular frame is carefully considered in all details. Falstaff is the result of letting the eye wonder outside the limits of upholstering, resulting in an opulent seat.
A strong industrial furniture design with compelling visual and narrative properties. Kitt ships in a tiny box and is assembled almost without the use of tools.
Ever wondered how Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair is made? Explore the original craftsmanship of cutting, stretching and stitching the Egg™.
Iratzoki Lizaso designed Klik chair for the office chair manufacturer, Sokoa, and intended for use in all the company’s spaces.
Radar chair, was a renewed and unforeseen ergonomy office plywood chair, a pure and elegant design combined with a distinctive back that not only gives it an unique character and typology, but also offers additional comfort and a generous sense of shelter.
Penne chair is the world’s first chair made of laminated wooden tubes. The chair has its hallmark both in material innovation and in aesthetics. Craftsmanship and technology meet in a unique concept.
With PRO chair, Konstantin Grcic has developed a chair for Flötotto that follows state-of-the-art ergonomic design. For healthier sitting. Made of 100% polypropylene, which means, they are 100% recyclable.
‘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.
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.
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.
Arne Jacobsen designed the Swan as well as the Egg for the lobby and lounge areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, in 1958.
It has quality, personality, elegance, the right point of romanticism and lots of versatility, just right for the home as well as contract. The structure is made of cast aluminium and laminates are of extruded aluminium. Painted in Axalta Anodic colour. Seat and back-rest are upholstered in BD’s different materials and leathers.
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.
The very beginning of the slow chair was the fascination for knitted textile. Ronan & Erwan were expecting a lot from this material, many performances in terms of stretching and maintain at the same time. They had this intuition that this precise textile would be able to carry a body while taking its shape with a certain subtlety. Here, form and material are very much interrelated.
It´s main feature is a complex skeletal structure that shows the personality of this stackable chair and defines it as an almost sculptural object.
Blowing stools are made of balloons coated with epoxy resin. Seung Jin Yang tried to make the blowing balloon a simple making process based on his personal childhood memories into industrial fabrication furniture making process.
Using a scientifically controlled metal electro-deposition process, it is possible to ‘grow’ nanocrystalline copper onto almost any substrate. After sculpting furniture out of clay modelling wax, a conductive silver spray was applied to the surface and then positively charged while submerged in a tank of copper sulphate solution.
The Frame Chair is a personalized furniture system designed by Char Kennedy in Emily Carr University as a graduation project in 2014 to engage users in the process of making, wear and repair.
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.
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.
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.
In developing Allstar, Konstantin Grcic kept such formulations open in order to provide office workers with a relaxed home-like feel and sense of familiarity. The form of Allstar is emblematic and appealing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new type of chair, inspired by the tradition of iron wire chairs, coming up with an elegant and light-weight structure: highly contemporary suspended architecture.
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.
A handcrafted piece with beautiful detailing. It combines traditional craftsmanship with modern materials, making it a timeless piece with a variety of bespoke options.
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.
“Clay” furniture is form 2006 and Marteen wanted to make a naive chair. Literally clayed by hand. Every chair is unique and even thought there is a metal structure inside, they are all hand made.
A commission from Plank to design a monoblock bar stool in plastic was the perfect opportunity for Konstantin Grcic to re-invent his vocabulary of shapes.
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.
A lightweight outdoor folding chair equally adept on a camping trip, at the beach or in your backyard.
To follow the subtle shape of the metal piece, the stamping process required deep technological research. It led to the elaboration of almost ten successive stamping stages in order to get the final curvature.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
Edinburgh College of Art Graduate, Spyros Kizis, developed an Artichoke Thistle fiber reinforced plastic material, by combining agricultural waste fibres, with brand new biological epoxy resin.
The Bento chair for One Nordic Furniture Company combines the playfulness of mechanical toys and the functionality of Japanese lunch boxes.
What makes the Aepe chair series so special is the story that comes with it. The chairs come in a range of colours symbolising a different ‘Ape’ or ‘Aepe’ character with respect.