Saturday, February 7, 2009
Born of Japanese and Danish influences, Joseph Riehl’s Alright rocking chair looks like a comfortable addition to any room, fitting right in with that Ikea sofa you just can’t get rid of. While the low rise design may suit gamers more than most, the chair could rock anyone to sleep with the rubber mount that stretches and compresses in any direction. It’s a good thing the bent arcs give the joints extra strength.
Designer: Joseph Riehl
A contemporary molded plywood chair designed by Japanese Architects, Naruse Inokuma. This molded plywood chair is designed for Tendo Mokko furniture design competiton and made by Tendo Mokko. Tendo Mokko is japanese famous furniture company. This chair is prototype for this competiton. But It has possibilities of productization by sizable order.
Related Seating Design News:
Clip Chair by Depadova
This cute chair is came from theDupoux Design. See the cocoon dining chair implemented in this beautiful futuristic designed venue [cocoon restaurants] overlooking the vibrant buzz of Regent Street. One of the leading Pan-Asian restaurants in London, Cocoon offers a sublime selection of dishes as well as a vibrant champagne bar and cocktail lounge.
The Baek Seatub is a lounge chair made of Carbon fiber, High gloss lacquered, Chrome coated claw feet designed by The Baek. The Baek Seatub is a concept lounge chair, one that looks like your tub got up, walked thru a “shrink-er-rizer” and relocated in your living room. The inspiration behind it is abstract - the exploration of combining objects with different functions seems as distant as the old adage “apples and oranges”.
Designer: Baek-Ki Kim
The Barnacle Chair by designer Ania Wagner is made from sustainable wood and lined with a cultivated industrial felt. This chair allows the user to sit in it, similar to bucket seating or flip it over and multiple users can lean against it while seated on the floor. Measuring 30×40x23”, the Barnacle Chair is a modern, green and functional design.
Designer: Ania Wagner
Client: Roussea Products
Collaboration: “INSA” & Rousseau
A shared passion for high heels brings together two creative talents.” Rousseau and INSA welcome you to view their first collaborative work at designers block 2008. This Illuminated contemporary retro classic hanging bubble chair with bespoke “INSA” print engraved into surface. Stainless steel ring and chain with white fur cushion.
Friday, February 6, 2009
This interesting seating design is called Welcome Chair, designed by furniture designer based in ahmedabad, india, Abhijeet kumar. kumar has designed a number of seating concepts including the ‘welcome chair’, which features mesh upholstery that is stretched over a frame. a metal leg at the back, which subtly references a stiletto heel, supports the frame.
A flexible seating design created by Bjorn Fink. The sand cast aluminum frame turns, pivots, and adjusts in every which way to keep the tattooee comfy while making it easier for the tattooer to do his/her job. There are no motorized parts and the entire frame can be made with just one mold. I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t be a hit in tattoo parlors across the world if the price were right.
Designer: Bjorn Fink
Confluences is a new collection of upholstered seating that French designer Philippe Nigro has created for the furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset. Furniture manufacturers Ligne Roset presented a collection of seating by designer Philippe Negro at IMM Cologne this week. The range consists of brightly-coloured, upholstered lounge chairs that fit together, appearing to cuddle up to each other.
Information from Ligne Roset:
“How can one design a settee which satisfies the requirements of the majority of users? Different people have different physiognomies. And then there is the subjectivity of taste. CONFLUENCES is a ‘reconciliatory’ settee, since it draws its inspiration from such differences”. CONFLUENCES attempts to supply an answer to an ergonomic problem, and in this way becomes a playground for plastic forms and colours in many shade variations.
CONFLUENCES is doubtless one of the bedrocks of the new trend for‘counterforms’, with its characteristic overlapping arrangement of elements in the style of a puzzle or yin-yang. CONFLUENCES is a breath of fresh air which breaks with all the normal conventions of upholstered furniture. This piece will please not only lovers of radical design, but also all those who are seduced by a multiplicity of possible sitting positions, and the as yet unheard- of conviviality offered by its colourful, unbridled compositions with evocative names such as the ‘Toi et moi’ (‘You and me’) love seat, the ‘small conversation settee’ and ‘large conversation settee’, or the 4-seat settee with two integral chaises longues.
At first glance, CONFLUENCES appears to be the fruit of the designer’s creative musings on the theme of uncompromising volumes. And yet, one will be amazed to discover that it is simply the result of a reasoned approach on the part of the designer, with a view to offering the best possible response to customer demand for personalised comfort.
Philippe Nigro: “How can one dream up a settee capable of satisfying the greatest possible number of users? Their body shapes, their tastes? The CONFLUENCES settee unites them all, for it draws its inspiration from variety.”
One possible answer was to offer a variety of seat depths and back heights on a single settee, in order to match the comfort with the expectations of the individual user. This approach naturally came with the disadvantage of having to make varying proportions work in a harmonious way in terms of form.