Tag Archives: chair design

Timeless Pieces

It’s not common to stumble upon a piece of furniture that is versatile enough to fit in both a garage and a classy, sophisticated lounge or office space. To achieve such a task, the piece needs to hold a certain balance of classic, rustic, yet clean and lean characteristics. Fajno Design submitted a chair that holds true to this timeless and universal brand – the Beatle Chair. The seating material is made of leather while the metal frame is made of darkened steel.

Beatle-chair_37-cop4y_1384387225

Beatle-chair_port4_1384387225

The concept behind the design was to create something that could seamlessly blend and feel natural in any environment. The designers modeled the chair by the physical appearance of a black beetle believing that any true substance of nature can easily fit into any surrounding.

Beatle-chair_32-copy_1384387225

Beatle-chair_01p_1384387225

After brainstorming about 25 different places to put this chair, they all seem like a good fit. Can you think of any places where the Beetle Chair wouldn’t be appropriate?

Tagged , , , , ,

The Cradle Chair

At first glance, this hemispherical chair (if you can even call it a chair – it’s more of a curved bed) may seem like something whimsically pulled out of a child’s imagination. However, the Cradle Chair, designed by Richard Clarkson, is much more than just a ridiculously comfortable piece of furniture.

ozartsetc_cradle-chair_richard-clarkson_04-e1345660910846

ozartsetc_cradle-chair_richard-clarkson_00-e1345660997473

ozartsetc_cradle-chair_richard-clarkson_02-e1345660663970

The motivation behind the Cradle Chair is actually from individuals suffering from Autism and Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD). In his portfolio, Clarkson states, “It is about creating a safe, comfortable, and relaxing space in which the user can dissipate the overstimulation of their senses… We had a strong focus creating a solution for sufferers of RMD but the chair is not exclusively for them and will bring relaxation, comfort, and calmness to anyone who uses it.”

ozartsetc_cradle-chair_richard-clarkson_03-e1345660837770

This is Industrial Design at its finest. Clarkson not only created something for the masses that looks aesthetically pleasing and feels warm and inviting. But it is also disruptive in its form, which brings even more people to stare at it and eventually want to experience and buy it. But on another level, this piece serves a very specific purpose – it satisfies the needs of the the clients, who in this case are those with Autism and RMD.

What do you think?

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Three in One

At first glance, the Three in One by Unbranded member, Kai-ning Huang, seems like a regular curved wooden chair. But it is much more than that. It is truly a fun, interactive, and practical piece that I could really see being sold on the market tomorrow.

Three-in-One_1_1383163940

Three-in-One_6_1383163940

It starts off as being once solid wooden chair that can be disassembled to form two more identical counterparts. The user simply pulls off the sides of the original piece, creating two miniature L-shaped seats with cushions. The original chair still retains in its original form but is now stripped of material and appears to be more naked, modern, but still welcoming. The overall curvaceous form and light colors add an extra dimension of security and invitation to the user, which definitely limits the environment this product  can be placed in. Ideally, I can see this going into a smaller home or apartment for a younger aged user who wishes to save or simply create their own space.

Three-in-One_5_1383163940

Three-in-One_4_1383163940

One suggestion for this piece was to add a table between the two removable side-seats so that it can be a complete set. What other advice can you give Huang or is it perfect the way it is?

Tagged , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: