If Oskar Zieta were decorating rooms in comic books, one of the rooms might feature a chair like this. Two steel plates are welded together and then expanded under high pressure, ensuring every Plopp chair is a unique creation. The black, yellow, gray or white stool/sculptures are either powder-coated or stainless steel.
The HAY-produced, moulded plywood Shanghay chair is composed of four small boards that fold around each other to form “the simplest chair imaginable.” Originally conceived for the Danish Pavillion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010, the chair was created to be a single segment of a long social bench that extends throughout both the inside and outside of the pavillion, in collaboration between BIG and Jeppe Hein. Multi-colored and easy to assemble, dissemble and reassemble, these pieces offer the versatility to create whatever hybrid design of the Shanghay you like.
Wood and metal are furniture staples, but they have been classically rethought by Michael Young for their roles as components of the Lancaster chair. The cast aluminum seat and back are created to be indestructible, without compromising their chic, wearing either dark anodized or machine polished finishes. The wood legs are available in natural ash-wood and dark stain ash-wood. Emeco’s debut of the chair collection by the British designer will introduce the company’s first foray into component-based design. The Lancaster chair is brought together with materials meant to age richly, and maintain its stance as a good, sophisticated standard.
Audrey is a new series of two chairs designed by Piero Lissoni for Italian furniture company Kartell presented at Milan Design Week 2011. The chair can be used indoors and outdoors; available in both a hard or upholstered variation. The chair exhibits clean and simple lines, and its die-cast aluminum frame makes it lightweight and resistant to the elements and every day wear. Audrey has a seat and back made from modified, batch-dyed polypropylene that comes in a range of colors: white, yellow, orange, sand, light gray, cornflower blue and black.
three good things to say about this chair. a chair that fits in your pocket. a great gift idea. a designer object that is in your budget. Designer: alejandro aravena Producer: vitra
Phillipe Starck’s latest — a plastic chair — earned it’s name on the first sketch. Mr. Impossible. The designer said it couldn’t be made. The challenge being the weld. Using existing methods to weld the seat and the legs would create an unsightly seam. Kartell’s engineers had to go the blue water route. The key, a very big laser.
A most inviting chair with an organic design that inspires comfort, neatness and style. It takes on a new technological challenge with highly sophisticated processing methods that consist in the welding of two shells: the transparent structure and the seat, in a full-colored and translucent version, are joined together making them indestructible and guarantee a truly surprising design effect.
batch-dyed or clear polycarbonate
L. 62 cm; H. 79 cm; D. 70 cm.
transparent seat version: crystal, green, grey, ochre, purple, orangey-red;
mat seat version: Kartell red, white, black, silver; structure: transparent.