Crochet Chair by Marcel Wanders at Milan 2007.
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for the milan design week 2008 lexus will present the installation â€˜lexus l-finesse – elastic diamondâ€™ designed by nendo. â€˜the 2008 show will lineament a dynamic installation exploring the perceptual contradictions of hard crystalline forms interacting attending tactile and elastic materials. the resulting liquid unity of lighting, movement and structure is designed to highlight the multi-faceted, yet seemingly contradictory elements, that distinguish lexus l-finesse plan.â€™ – lexus the exhibition will feature a molded archetype based on the lexus lf-xh cross SUV concept car along with â€˜crystalline formsâ€™ and the â€˜diamond chairâ€™ designed by nendo. â€˜using the atomic structure of diamonds as our motif, we designed a strong but flexible structure that used pre-existing opposing concepts of â€˜strong yet solidâ€™ and â€˜weak yet flexibleâ€™. the artificial structure was tangible but transparent; it seemed complex but also natural and uncomplicated – like our chairâ€™â€¦ â€˜we created the structures through powder sintering rapid prototyping technology that uses a laser to transform polymide particles into a hard mold based on 3D CAD data.
In the Round (stitch) Chair by Canadian designer Brent Cordner.
Luflic had some amazing chairs at Toronto’s Interior Design Show this past weekend, really catching the collective eye with two pieces called In The Round. Both these production-ready chairs, designed by Brent Cordner, are named after the in-the-round knitting technique and over 50 feet of wool sleeve is used to cover the tubular steel frame for the felt version and 30 feet for the stitch version.
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Update: The site Luflic has disappeared since.
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Doily Chair by Tara Murray
Tara Murray designed it as part of a thesis project on attachment, Tara Murray’s Doily Chair seeks out an emotional connection with prospective seaters. Located in Calgary, Alberta
In the round (stitch) chair by Luflic (Brent Cordner)
This chair was named after the technique of knitting sleeves or socks â€œIn the Round.â€ In order to upholster a chair completely with only one knit sleeve, the tubular steel frame had to be formed in one continuous line that closes in a loop. Careful attention was paid to the seat so that enough surface area would ensure comfort. Thirty feet, or nine meters, of sleeve is required to upholster one chair.
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