When viewed from outside anÂ Issey Miyake store in Tokyo, the blue chairs installed in the shop’s window by JapaneseÂ architectÂ Yoichi Yamamoto appear to be just another collection of ordinary chairs, but in reality, they’re just wooden backs fixed to the floor – it’s the legs painted onto the ground that, from a fixed angle, appear in the correct perspective and make the chairs look whole. The installation is called 2D/3D Chairs.
An oldie, I know, but since I’m living in a country with one of the highest bicycle densities of the world I have to share this Scarabike, a bicycle saddle bench that, according to Design Boom, was presented at Tokyo Designers Week 2007 by the bicycle prodution company Scarabike. There is also a stool.
shigeru ban conceived a light-weight chair that uses carbon fiber TENAXÂ® for lightness and tensile strength. rather than using carbon fiber on its own, he created a tough structure by sandwiching aluminum between thin layers of carbon fiber. The use of aluminum in the combination enables successful pinpointing of the characteristics of carbon fiber.