Yes! Another designer who understands the working of a Blog.
British designer Benjamin Shine informed me via e-mail he has developed the ChairMAN chair.
Constructed from 25mm thick acrylic, ChairMAN aims to playfully demonstrate the relationship between a chair and a man, whereby the chair’s role as an object in which to sit, becomes visually interpreted through the literal and surreal form of a figure sitting, slumped back and relaxed.
ChairMAN was launched during London Design Week at the British fashion house, Aquascutum on Regent Street, where it is currently being exhibited. Available as a limited-edition series in a range of colors, Benjamin is now looking to reproduce the chair for mass market with a suitable distributor following current interest and demand.
Thanks and success Benjamin! May your chair designs shine:-)
P.S. How come you have your studio Down Under?
About the birth of ABR a new Catelan (Spain) based furniture “Publisher”
The arrival of a new furniture publisher is significant in Spanish design.
Designers are nothing if they do not have a company willing to put its money where its mouth is by producing their designs. Therefore, the arrival of ABR is welcome. This new company, which has been undergoing preparations for just over a year, is a publisher. This is different to being a manufacturer. In the field of design, the publisher is an extremely Catalan component whose forerunners include such distinguished brands as Bd Ediciones de Diseno, Santa & Cole and Mobles 114, historical examples of our country’s design. ABR operates in the same way as they do: it does not have its own factory and seeks the most suitable industrialist or provider for each project. That may be on a nearby industrial estate or as far away as China. This is the only way to operate if the publisher does a little of everything and the same catalogue offers lamps, flowerpots, furnishings, shelves, hangers, seats and even the Virgin of Memory.
The managers of ABR (an acronym of ABReviatura or abbreviation in Spanish, a name that was acquired from an old Barcelona company) is Marc Hernandez, and Toni PallejÃ (Porcuatro Studio), who was educated at the Eina school, carries the creative design baton. Marc holds a degree in business sciences from Pompeu Fabra University and outside office hours he is a resident DJ in Razzmatazz, Barcelona. Both were born in 1979.
Paris gallery downtown francois laffanour will be showing a collection of 25 works by the korean designer choi, byung hoon beginning on may 16th. the nature inspired work of byung hoon on show will include a selection of new tables, chairs and benches. the works are all made using wood stones and raw natural materials and as such can be used outdoors or in. the show’s center piece will be a large dining table. the show will continue running until july 12th.