Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders

Black Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders

Golden Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders

Delft Blue Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders

MW Portrait Stedelijk

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

Thonet Balloon Rocker by Hester Oerlemans

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

Black Moon Chair by Mike To

Black Moon Chair by Mike To

Via zerido and via Freshome.

Aston Martin Lounge Chair

Aston Martin Lounge Chair

Aston Martin Lounge Chair

Via zerido:

Aston Martin (via Burzsuj)

(Source: burzsuj.blog.hu)

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis front

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis Set

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.