Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stick Chair

Designed by emerging new talent, Emmanuelle Moureaux, a Tokyo-based French architect & designer whose innovative approach to chair design wowed the crowds at last year’s 100% Design Tokyo, will be exhibited at the upcoming 100% Design London 2008. The design of the Stick Chair was inspired by “Mikado”, a pick-up sticks game which originated in Europe. The oblique placement of 7 round wooden sticks supports a heavy piece of acrylic, creating a perfect equilibrium. The strikingness of the design comes from its beautiful illusion of refraction: the sticks appear as if they are being soaked in water. Hideki Tanaka (Photographer)

No comments: