As part of Nikari’s year-long project DESIGNS FOR NATURE, which brings together 12 renowned designers or design studios, who, each month, create a wooden product, the renowned Finnish wood manufacturer has just unveiled the latest, fifth design ‘MAY’. Created by the Kaj Franck Design Prize 2011 winner, interior architect, designer and lecturer Simo Heikkilä, the beautifully simple and quintessentially Scandinavian ‘MAY’ has been developed in solid birch and it will be showcased between 30 May – 4 June in Paris during the ‘Designers’ Days’ at the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 exhibition ’1-2-3 Helsinki! Design en Seine’. Other designers working on the project include: Harri Koskinen, Martí Guixé, Alfredo Häberli and Jasper Morrison & Wataru Kumano who will team up for the December’s edition.
More about the chair:
”MAY’ is comfortable to sit on and light to carry. The wooden joints are technically tried and tested during the centuries but yet their look is very modern.’
‘The material, function and construction are the key elements guiding my work. One usually becomes more important than the others, depending on the project at hand. This combination doesn’t leave very much space for visuality, but whenever there is a chance for it, it will be taken.’ – designer Simo Heikkilä