The Pipe Chair has an aluminium structure and an option of an aluminium seat and back with holes for outdoor use or high-pressure resinated plywood for indoors or light outdoor use. There’s an armchair and a normal chair version. The tooling for the chair is remarkable, with a variety of state-of-the-art bending machines controlling the tubes’ 3-D profiles. It’s beautifully made and probably one of the strongest chairs ever built as I chose a large-diameter tube and the structure (especially the armchair) is very rigid. It stacks like a French café chair on the X under the seat, allowing four or five in a stack before it gets too high.
Pressed chair is a pressed aluminium chair by Harry Thaler that comes flat and can be bent into a super-light stackable chair.
The end result is light enough to be lifted with only two fingers, but extremely strong and durable even without any external structural support. Thaler’s creation is indeed a chair that pushes the limits of minimization and material!
The Slight Rocker is a round rocking, stackable stool by American designer Charlie McArthur designed as part of his graduate thesis project. It was an investigation into breaking down barriers to open interaction in social settings through designed objects and the shared experience of physical motion.