Michael Wolf, whose works we just can’t get enough of, has a fairly new series focusing on makeshift chairs in China and Hong Kong. Endearingly dubbed ‘bastard chairs’ thanks to their questionable origins, these snapshots show a lot of spunk and personality from their unseen makers.
How impossibly cool are these chairs that YOY design duo Naoki Ono and Yuuki Yamamoto presented recently at this year’s Milano Salone? They’re practically off the coolness meter. Dubbed the Canvas series, these are classy screen-printed canvas artwork of chairs that can be propped against a wall and then sat on. Simply, wow.
Oliver Show saw a problem, made a plan, and took action. And the public responded. These clever seating arrangements are cheap to build, weather proof, and super comfortable. Interestingly enough, this off-the-wall concept was only embraced by the student population. Busy business didn’t take the time to try out the new seating. Watch a video about the actual construction here.
Occupy This Chair, on display last year at the Armory Show in New York. Practical, clear, simple, revolutionary. I like his stuff. Sebastian Errazuriz was featured on Lost At E Minor a while back, but that was before these signs/chairs. What ever happened to Occupy, anyway? Occupy this blog.
A new take on the traditional steam bent wood chairs by the talented and inventive designer, Tomas Alonso. The use of material echoes the classic Thonet chairs, but this reinterpretation is contemporary in its visual language.
Don’t know about you, but when I look at a shopping trolley, I have to slap my hands from wanting to climb in or force people to push the trolley around. Which is why I naturally googled the hell out of these trolley chairs after spotting them at a conference. Dubbed with the name Annie, these trolley chairs are lovingly upcycled by reestore, which makes cool furniture and stuff from waste materials. They’re kind of crippled as trolleys though, with their wheels taken out of them. Well, at least it makes for legit sitting.
Designed by Italian designer Maurizio Galante for Cerruti Baleri, this series of cactus furniture is great to crash out and fall asleep on. Unfortunately accidental acupuncture isn’t one of the side-effects: these aren’t really cacti. These are just comfy seats snugly covered in bi-elastic cacti-printed fabric.
Working out of The Netherlands, Pepe Heykoop has designed a chair that bends in all the right places, and just when you need it to. Titled Restless Chairacter, the chair was his graduation project at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
This is a chair design inspired by an illustration by James Gulliver Hancock. I love the possibilities this opens up and can’t wait to see what these guys make next!