Blue Mr Bugatti by Francois Azambourg

Blue Mr Bugatti by Francois Azambourg

Blue Mr Bugatti by Francois Azambourg Sideview

Blue Mr Bugatti by Francois Azambourg

As May is still blue chair month

Shoelace Stool by François Azambourg

Shoelace Stool by François Azambourg

From time to time the French Network R3iLab brings together young designers and French often traditional and family owned textile industries to develop new products which they show at Maison et Object. In 2012 through this network French designer François Azambourg and Société Choletaise de Fabrication worked together to create an amazing stool. It is delivered in a flat pack with a cardboard template which in flatform is wound by a composite strand of metallic wire and polyamide threads. When you unfold the cardboard frame and rewire it with the strand you have your stool form. By plugging the strand into a power source, the composite thread is heated through the wire causing the polyamide to solidify. The cardboard frame then can be removed to reveal a solid strand stool.

Via parsonsees
via R3iLab
and via Coolhunting.

Yellow Mr Bugatti Chair by François Azambourg

Yellow Mr Bugatti Chair by François Azambourg

Yellow Mr Bugatti Chair by François Azambourg.

Flexible Sandwich Chaise by François Azambourg

Flexible Sandwich Chaise by François Azambourg

François Azambourg patented his 1999 “flexible sandwich” of wood ply and foam, used to make this chair and ottoman. The ergonomic material represents VIA’s mission to promote original combinations of traditional materials.
via Dwell.

Note: This post has been on my backburner for a very long time:-)

About Via

For 30 years, the Valorisation de L’Innovation dans l’Ameublement, affectionately known as VIA, has promoted contemporary, innovative furniture design with economical and eco-friendly projects by new talent. “We have a very important action to reveal French designers,” explains Gérard Laizé, executive director of the company. Through its impetus to finance projects based in both technical research and creativity, VIA aims to connect manufacturers, designers and retailers. Laizé teamed up with the widely recognized Paris modern art museum, Centre Pompidou, to create Via Design 3.0, an exhibit highlighting the company’s history of modern design for the home. To coincide with the show’s last weekend, contributing writer Suzy Evans shares the history behind a few of the pieces on view.

Recreated this post that got lost in the vines of internet.

Last edited by Guido on August 10, 2011 at 4:11 PM