Monobloc Installation

Monobloc Installation

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Updating City (theorem). 2000-2010. Ernesto Oroza, 2000-2010 (Cuba)
Founded metal bars chairs, monobloc plastic chairs, metal bars.

(Source: Ernesto Oroza)

Bulky Monobloc Seater

Bulky Monobloc Seater

Bulky Monobloc Seater

b.a-ba: Monobloc Makeover by Cyrille Candas

b.a-ba-orange-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-blue-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-green-monobloc by Cyrille Candas

b.a-ba-red-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-grey-monobloc-by-Cyrille-Candas
I felt I needed two posts, Via’s Carte Blance for the Costes Chair and the connection between Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti as an intro for this post…

Currently Via has an exposition until December 31, 2011, b.a-ba. It showcases a new way of giving the (in)famous Monobloc Plastic Chair a worthy second life. A Monobloc Rehab one could say. Emmaus is a huge French organization that annually takes in thousands and thousands chairs that cannot be resold. Among them plenty of Monoblocs. In addition it recycles tons and tons of textile unsuitable for reuse. French designer Cyrille Candas has brought the two together with paint. She has the textile ground into a short fiber called floc an mixes the floc with colorful paint. She also gave it a label (b.a-ba) and there is a new sustainable brand being born. Quite sustainable I would say. And we have an addition for our own colorful palettes of chair colors we are slowly, but gradually building into color portfolios here on the blog and via pinterest.

Monobloc Chair: Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti

Stacking Chair Universale by Joe Colombo
Stacking Chair Universale by Joe Colombo
Photo by Midcentury Modern ZA


Selene Chair by Vico Magistretti (Photo Designboom)

What’s the world’s most famous chair?

The anonymous, cheap, light-weight, portable, waterproof, stackable, easy to clean, plastic patio chair, manufactured from one (ca. 2 kilogram) piece of polypropylene in a single process, or the Monobloc Plastic Chair, produced in millions

In a post Designboom describes the history of the (in)famous monobloc: After Joe Colombo designed the first all plastic chair, Stacking Chair Universale, a chair with two types of add on legs to make its hight adjustable, the Selene Chair by Vico Magistretti was the first all plastic chair in one piece.

Designboom should know, as its co founder Birgit Lohmann, worked for Vico as his personal design assistant for 15 years.

Stray Bullet Chair by Design da Gema

The Stray Bullet Chair by a Brazilian design studio Design da Gema was inspired by a real chair that was stuck in a bar shooting, from the designers:

Survivor chair turns into luxury item. Chairs were target of shooting at a carioca bar from the Northern Zone of Rio de Janeiro. One of them, severely injured, was brought to our studio and, with luck, resisted the tragedy. And so, we celebrate it with our new Stray Bullet Collection.

Materials: Plastic chair, Eyelets
Available colors: Black or Gray
Limited edition of 12 units
Price upon request | Each piece is unique
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Found via design-milk.com