Saturday, October 18, 2008

Origami chair by So Takahashi

This Origami chair was presented by Oslo-based designer, So Takahashi. The chair is made from folded, powder-coated sheet metal. It was exhibited at 100% Norway at Designersblock in Covent Garden.

This is the second year So Takashi can count himself amongst the exhibitors at 100% Norway. Previously an interior designer for Snøhetta’s Løvetann housing project (shown in 2006), Oslo-based Takahashi works across spatial, print, packaging and product design disciplines, and this year is launching his Origami chair.

The basis for Takahashi’s design studio has been to combine commercial work with an ongoing exploration of design that, he explains, “floats between the different dimensions: 2D, 3D, audio. Whether it is a book cover, a chair an album or a performance, it is all part of the same exploration and creative process of designing an ouitput - an expression.”

Although he travels a great deal, it has been life in Oslo that recently inspired Takahashi to work on 3D objects. The Origami chair is the first product from many sketches that has come to be realised.

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