The beautifully shaped ‘Amalia’ chair designed by Studio Eggpicnic is handmade from traditional wicker. Continue Reading →
The Skid Row chair is made from bent steel tubing, perforated birch balls, and elastic shock cord. When the user sits down, the wooden balls rearrange and contour the shape of his or her body. Skid Row chair designed by Phillipe Mallouin, commissioned by NextLevel Galerie in Paris.
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These Chairs are made out of organic materials without toxins, but has the qualities of plastic. The Korean design group Maezm has conducted an experiment which explores the possibilities of hanji, a traditional paper substance, in a modern setting. The handmade porous paper is used in Korean architecture for its thermal properties and ability to control moisture. It is made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree which is known as ‘dak’. Dak, the base ingredient of the material, is mixed with prepared hanji and glutinous rice paste glue and placed into a mold just like any common plastic product. Once extracted, it is further strengthened with another layer of hanji. The only hardener used is flour and to give it a nice finish. It is coated with a korean lacquer made from the sumac plant.
Benjamin Hubert, a british industrial designer, created coracle and cargo for London based furniture manufacturer ‘De La Espada’. The project called for the use of artisan craftsman, meaning each piece has the unique quality only handmade object can deliver. The timber joinery detailing and hand-stitching are details which further generate the industrial aesthetic. The woven construction seen on the chair is the same pattern as that found on the vessel. The tri weave is enhanced with the same perforated leather wrapped around the steel frame, making the chair more tactile and comfortable.