Soft Low Chair by Mika Tolvanen
I came across this chair while writing about BAD, an Italian Design B&B on my other Blog and didn’t know about its origins until I saw a photo somewhere else.
The Hara Chair
is a 2002 design by Giorgio Gurioli for Kundalini of Italy. It is a bio-energetic seat, handmade in lacquered fiberglass. It is ideal for outdoors thanks to a treatment against ultra-violet rays and the strong resistance of the material to temperature changes. It looks beautiful indoors as well. Available in 4 colors, 2 of which I show here. Dimensions: 31.5″w x 35.5″h x 31.5″d
About Giorgio Gurioli
He began his career as planner and designer for companies such as Motorola, Rockwell, Digital and Teko. He worked with companies manufacturing electro-medical instruments, robotics, etc. He is involved in the design of office furniture. In 1991 he was co-founder of Syn Design. In 1995 he founded Mix Experience. He planned and designed in various sectors amongst which were: Luxo Italia, Out Look Zelco, Martini and Viceversa. In 1987 he was elected for the 14th Golden Compass (Compasso d’Oro) for the design of Filly the folding chair, for the workstation XYZ. At the 1989 Office Design Competition, he won an award with honours. At the 1990 Tecnhotel ADI for his umbrella stand Oyster, at the 16th Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) he gained recognition for both the Oyster umbrella stand and his paint gun system Zeus,he was present at the 17th Triennale in Milan with the design of a robot in collaboration with ET Engineering Team, he took part on the Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design show, at the MOMA in New York, in 1995 he was once again called up with Syn Design by the 17th Compasso d’Oro for the book-holder Tra. He is lecturer of Planning and Design Methodology at the ISIA of Faenza.
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