Heatherwick studio collaborated with the Italian furniture manufacturer, Magis, to develop a version made with a different kind of rotational process, rotation-moulded plastic.
Carry Stool, designed by Tomoko Azumi and produced by Ishinomaki Lab, is a set of stacking stools, which can be upturned and used as a carrying container or tray.
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.
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.
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.
In fact, the eelgras Zostera Marina is a real disturbing factor: Every year thousand tones of the dowdy biomass are washed up on the beaches on the german coast and blemish it with an unsightly brown carpet.
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.
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.
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.
Konstantin Grcic explains the Bench B, the new product he has designed for BD Barcelona Designed.
The “Original Stools” are produced in an unique process which is based on interaction & serendipity. The objects are manufactured with a solid hollow orb which houses a flexible silicone mould of the Stool. Resin is filled into the silicone form in the orb.