Cloak Chair by Anastasia Nysten

Cloak Chair by Anastasia Nysten

Cloak refers to a clothing piece used for traveling, resembling a cape, worn over the shoulders to protect the vulnerable human body from the environment.

The Cloak Chair is an adaptable chair made to suit a wide variety of spaces and environments. Able to change its cloak-like covering that sits on the chair’s shoulders, it is a chameleon that is able to blend seamlessly into multiple contexts. It is related to transient lifestyles and the way we intuitively learn to adapt to different environments.

The Cloak chair wears three types of cloaks — the Outdoor version, made with durable fabric; the Winter version, made out of soft, comfortable felt; and lastly the Formal setting, made out of luxurious leather.

Cloak Chair was part of House of Today’s 3rd Biennial show entitled Jungle Protocol at the Yacht Club Beirut, December 2016.

Leather work done in collaboration with Johnny Farah.

Actually the Troll Chair of Anastasia Nysten is #31 of the 999 Armchairs Book series, but I had featured the Troll Chair alreay in 2018, hence I feature her Cloak Chair here.


Troll Chair by Anastasia Nysten

Troll Chair

The Troll chair was primarily conceived for generous comfort. Deconstructivism marries amorphic softness as the wooden structure acts as the skeleton for loosely stacked pillows.

Its malleable anatomy naturally yields to each person’s posture. Troll Seating collection is a veritable flock of creature comforts.

About Anastasia Nysten

Born in Ottawa, Canada to a Lebanese mother and a Finnish father, Anastasia Nysten grew up in Finland, France and Lebanon. She received her Masters degree in Industrial Design from ALBA (Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) in Beirut during which time she was working at Karen Chekerdjian design studio.

After Graduation she moved to London to be part of lighting designer Michael Anastassiades’ team.

As of 2015, Nysten started experimenting in her own studio with objects and interiors that combine stories of different cultures. She has shown at Smo Gallery in Beirut, took part in the House of Today Biennial show Jungle Protocol and recently won the Talent Award at the Beirut Design Fair in 2017 and the Talent Award at Maison & Objet September 2018 edition.

See site Anastasia Nysten

Posted a long time before receiving the 999 Armchairs Book, but now #31 of the 999 Armchairs Book