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Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.05.2013 - Tagged as: chair, Etienne Reijnders
‘The Day After’ chair by Etienne Reijnders
Etienne Reijnders’ ‘The Day After’ is an upcycled chair that began life as a shopping cart. Reijnders transforms run-down shopping carts into comfortable chairs. “Upcycling means adjusting an existing product into a durable product on a higher functional level” says Reijnders.
‘Spike’ chair by Alexander Lervik for Gallery Pascale
20 years ago pioneer gallerist Pascale Cottard-Olsson arrived in Sweden and brought the first modern design gallery to Stockholm. Originally from France, Cottard-Olsson has since discovered a lot of young talent in Sweden and through the influential position of the gallery, and gallerist, many designers have gotten their first serious attention.
‘DECEMBER’ chair by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Nikari; photo by Chikako Harada
The latest as well as the last of the 12 designs from Nikari’s year-long project DESIGNS FOR NATURE, which brought together some of world’s most renowned designers or design studios, who, each month, created a wooden product, this pared-down, minimalist chair was developed in a collaborative process between the famed English product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison and Tokyo-based Wataru Kumano. Made of ash and natural wood oil mixture, here’s what the creators of ‘DECEMBER’ say about its design: ‘”We talked about the pleasure in making things and the idea of a chair that could be bought in a box and built at home. Considering Nikari’s skill in wood work, we worked up the idea of a chair which could be made by following easy instructions…’ (more…)
‘Owl’ chair by h220430; photo by Ellie
Drawing their inspiration from two traditional Japanese art and craft techniques of origami and furoshiki, the Tokyo-based practice h220430 (established on April 30th, Heisei 22, hence the name) has realised this easy-to-assemble children’s chair called ‘Owl’. Made from a single sheet of a lightweight EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), the chair’s straightforward, demountable design aims to ’help nurture children’s creativity’ while making the chair storage and small-space friendly.
Detail view of the ‘Pole’ chair by Paul Nederend
Dutch designer Paul Nederend has collaborated with The Hague-based furniture brand Odesi on this brightly-coloured easy chair called ‘Pole’. Composed of an European oak frame produced employing traditional techniques, the chair is upholstered in the much-praised high-wearability Hallingdal fabric by Kvadrat. The chair is available in four colour versions: yellow, green, light-grey or dark-grey. (more…)
‘Twig’ chair by Chad Wright for Council
Inspired by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge “peeking through the fog”, the Californian designer Chad Wright has realised this extremely reduced, metal-and-wood chair for the young San Francisco-based furniture brand Council. Available in variety of vibrant as well as muted colours, the stackable ‘Twig’ chair comes in two versions intended for either outdoor or indoor use.
Detail of ‘Stool 01′ by Daphna Laurens for Wittmann; photo by Daphna Laurens
On the occasion of this year’s edition of Vienna Design Week which took place earlier in autumn (28.09 – 07.10.2012), Eindhoven-based design duo Daphna Laurens have been commissioned by the Austrian upholstered furniture specialist Wittmann Company to ‘exchange design ideas and produce a tangible outcome, be it a product or installation.’ Following this brief, the studio have realised this striking and decidedly tangible, two-piece seating collection which was presented at the Passionwege exhibition. (more…)
’330′ chair by Läufer + Keichel for Thonet
The Berlin-based practice Läufer + Keichel have teamed up with Thonet and the result of this collaboration, the ’330′ chair will be officially launched during the upcoming edition of the Orgatec fair which will take place next week (23 – 27.10) in Cologne. Inspired by ‘the ambience of artists’ studios, theatre stages and literary cafés’, the chair is part of the ’330′ product family which also includes a table and armchair designs. (more…)