Sweeping silhouette. Made of all-weather cord handwoven around a lightweight aluminum frame, the Huron Sofa brings just the right combination of comfort and elegance to porches and decks. Its rust-resistant construction lets it live outside, rain or shine. 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.
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.