Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders
Was designed in 2013, but I couldn’t find decent photo’s until Marcel Wanders produced some one offs or personal editions for his solo exhibition in the prestigious Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art from January till June this year.
Will it beat the Supper Legerra with its weight of approximately 800 grams?
It reminds me of Marcel’s breakthrough Knotted Chair of 1996.
It is inspired by work of Hester Oelermans.
Thonet Balloon Rocker by Hester Oerlemans
Before I post my next post I want to feature this chair installation by Hester Oerlemans.
Black Moon Chair by Mike To
Via zerido and via Freshome.
Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis
The Latvian company Maffam Freeform offers hand-made furniture for garden or terraces, as well as stylish design objects. “I wanted to find and think of something unique. Something new and I did it,” says designer Raimonds Cirulis. He is the first person in the world who makes furniture from basalt fibers.
The designer has managed to develop 17 types of design objects. The furniture is light, but stable, and has the unique basalt lace pattern. Two identical objects are impossible to make, because every piece of furniture is 100% hand made.
Uniqueness lies in two important aspects – basalt absorbs all kinds of harmful rays – ultraviolet, radio, electromagnetic, mobile phone, even the earth gravitational radiation and X-rays, emphasizes the designer. So people are protected when they are relaxing in basalt furniture from many things which have negative effect on people. Second – basalt is unusually durable material, for example basalt fiber is stronger than a fiberglass. With good reason in Russia from basalt have been made “undetectable submarines “, it is still widely used in space technology. Therefore designer believes that this furniture will have lifetime for 20 to 30 years. It’s furniture for generations.
Via zerido and Contemporist.