The Rhode Island School of Design Blog does a good job to feature their students’ work from time to time. I believe every design school with some self respect should do that. Kyle Chambers, junior in the Industrial Design department, has been wrestling with the details of multi bending plywood.
I’ve revisited Vivian Beer’s VB Studio site and was pleasantly surprised, not to say smitten, by the quality of her site where I found this red Rocker.
Red Rocker was a hunt of subtlety within a not-so-subtle color range. I knew it had to be a saturated red but not quite a “lipstick” color…
I settled on one that is based in a violet range rather than a cadmium red. It is a tonal range that has been used on a number of Chevy “muscle” show cars. So it’s a combination of muscle and cosmetic. Lipstick and muscle cars have a lot in common!
I can relate to the choice as once I had to choose a red for a fast boat…the association evident from the front and view of this chair. Red Boats and Red Chairs come together here;-)
Off course it isn’t strangled, but it looks like it. This is a Paduang stool. The designers were inspired by the habit of the woman from Paduang to enlarge and enrich their necks with copper rings.
Okay I admit, a complicated way of attaching a stool to our Looking for the Lady Chairchez la Femme category. But maybe we may suggest to Brabbu to make the connection more explicit by providing us with some photos with a beautiful Paduang lady being seated on their Paduang Stool.
It is also part of our category Design Similarities which is aimed at pointing out what inspired the designer.