Japanese design studio Nendo has created a series of 50 chairs, which are each based on the abstract lines and grids used in graphics for manga-style comic books. Each chair in the Manga collection is made from polished stainless steel, and is intended to emulate a design element used to illustrate emotions or actions in stories.
The 50 Manga chairs were presented as an installation for Friedman Benda gallery, New York at the Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale during Milan design week.
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Moooi’s new Charleston Sofa, which is turned vertically on its end to form a swivel chair, is attracting lots of attention today as Milan’s Salone del Mobile opens. source : Dezeen
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has plucked his initials from a collection of alphabet-shaped chairs and used a distressed-looking fabric to upholster them.
Typographia seating range is by French brand Tabisso.
The special editions are called Nature et Découverte, and have faux-suede covers patterned to looking rust. Source : Dezeen
Erwin and Estelle Laverne – translucent ‘Daffodil’ Chairs for Laverne – 1960
Chinese furniture designer Mario Tsai has created a pair of tables with frames that allow them to be easily picked up and moved with one hand. source : dezeen
Takeshi Sawada is the director and designer behind Tokyo-based furniture brand Kamina&C.
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Grandly proportioned, with a low seat, plush padding and allover button tufting, our Soho sofa is comfort writ large. Its lavish styling recalls the classic Chesterfield – plush seating for London’s turn-of-the-century gentlemen’s clubs – but squared-off arms and a rakishly low profile imbue it with contemporary, of-the-moment style. source : design walker
2014 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of one of Finland’s most prolific modern furniture designers, Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999), who produced a large body of work, particularly seating, for Finnish manufacturer Artek. source : dwell
Taking the idea of sustainability to a greater extent is a project called the ‘IKEA table’. The furnishing has been devised as a way to fully reuse two of the brand’s annual catalogues. The process utilizes water to make the distortion of the pages more manageable, fusing their computer-generated graphics into odd conglomerations of textures, colors, and misshapen typefaces. These pieces are reinforced by polyvinyl acetate, a synthetic polymer adhesive that is visible as a subtle grid throughout the structure.
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Paola Lenti wins the coveted GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2015 in the category Lifestyle with Bistrò, a parasol in aluminium and fabric designed and fully engineered by the R&D department of the Company.
Tania Da Cruz’s “Playmobilia,” a small collection of three colorful stools, shaped like gigantic reproductions of the wigs once worn by miniature play figures. With this new product she proves to be both ironic and poetic at the same time. via cool hunting