Charpoy Bench by Doshi Levien

Charpoy Bench by Doshi Levien Side View
Charpoy Bench by Doshi Levien Top View
Charpoy Bench by Doshi Levien Side View

Charpoy Bench by Doshi Levien

“Time for something colorful” I thought and came across this Charpoy Bench by Doshi Levien on the Moroso site.

My Beautiful Backside – 2012 IMM Cologne (07)


Doshi and Levien were curating an interior booth for IMM Cologne. Off course the booth featured their My Beautiful Backside. It’s kind of funny. Because of its name the backside of this sofa gets more attention than its front, but it is … beautiful. I took this photo with a bit of gold on the back especially for our author Julia who loves gold and has a new project With a Dash of Gold😉

Impossible Wood Chair by Doshi Levien

Impossible Wood Chair by Doshi Levien Green Back

An arm chair for Moroso, that references the genre of light, graceful, bent wood frame chairs but would be impossible to make in any other way than by injection moulding, hence the name “impossible wood”. We were intrigued by the depth and texture of “liquid wood” that is the opposite of slick, homogenous, surface perfect plastic, currently used for most moulded chairs.

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Capo by Doshi Levien for Cappellini – Milan 2011 (18)

One more design for the Milan Design Week 2011 is the first collaboration between London based studio Doshi Levien and Italian design brand Cappellini.The shape of the chair called Capo came from the image of a dapper gentleman in a well-cut suit and a felted hat.

With its tabular base, tall back, upturned lapel and cantilevered flexible arms the Capo armchair might remind you of another design week product – Pod Chair by Benjamin Hubert we posted about earlier. Just like Pod is said to be a private chair, Capo is said to provide shelter and “envelope” the sitter, “trasforming them into a boss”. Notice how both chairs come in felt, what seems to be a hot trend with seating furniture right now!

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the inspiration for doshi levien’s ‘my beautiful backside’

my beautiful backside

Designboom first featured the new My Beautiful Backside collection by Doshi Levien when moroso unveiled it at the milan salone del mobile in april 2008. They recently also featured the illustration which inspired the eclectic collection, taken from the book “the garden of life” by naveen patnaik. This illustration provided style cues and ideas to the duo which eventually led to the new series of seating.

And here is the inspiring illustration:
Garden of Life

the inspiration for doshi levien’s My Beautiful Backside