The latest addition to Architonic’s growing collection of fresh, innovative and frequently out-of-the-ordinary prototypes by young and up-and-coming designers from all over the world, this elegant, yet playful, chair has been realised by the Barcelona-based practice, CreativeAffairs (who our regular readers will remember from July’s ‘Osux’ post).
Presented during this year’s Salone del Mobile, the series is characterised by the intricate, almost decorative, joinery which has been developed in contrasting colour.
About the design:
‘‘BARK’ is a set of chairs that came from the observation of a tree’s section, as a way of expressing the unique relationship between the outside and the inside. What you can immediately see and what truly lays within. This argument led the project to establish this special bond by making a clear division between the elements that form a chair. This partition is done in two groups: skeleton and exoskeleton. The former comprises the inner frame, which is the one that envelops the function of use. Whereas the latter include the most visible parts, which represents the symbolic function of the object that interacts immediately with the user.’
‘The intention of this design has been to develop a product that symbolized the importance of these two groups, understanding them as a unit in which its parts live in symbiotic relationship as well as each having their own unique features. This design is made to target both home and contract markets.’