The Hara Chair is a design that in a way transcends geographical barriers….. a very Indian concept of ‘chakras’ brought alive in a beautiful piece of furniture by an Italian designer, Giorgio Gurioli. The Chakra’s are seven spinning vortexes of energy from the base of our spine to the crown of our head. The Hara is the third Chakra; the body’s vital centre and heart of the universe. This vitality has been molded into the Hara chair – vibrant yet fluid, dynamic yet smooth…..
Archive for August, 2008
Liked this bright, quirky rug – Stamp – by Smith & Wightman. This 100% natural wool felt rug uses as a reference, its own production method as well as a sheet of postal stamps. Though it looks good just the way it is, it offers immense possibilities of being taken a step further to create something much more brilliant…..well, that what I think.
The Echo Lounge Chair designed by Carlos Fierro of Plug Design is really stunning! It is a simple, beautifully crafted metal framed chair, built entirely without fasteners or adhesives. Timber slats fill the frame, and adjustable wool pieces inserted between each slat provide built-in cushioning. Plus the user can customize the profile of the woolen pieces to provide a plush, personalized fit to meet any ergonomic needs. Not only can this superbly crafted chair adjust to your ergonomic needs, but it’s made with a minimum amount of resources and is 100% recyclable. It is also designed with maintenance in mind, as the wool inserts can be pulled out of the chair, washed, and put back in. Beauty with a purpose, says me…..And while you’re at the designer’s website, also check out the Echo Bench, a nice complement to the chair.
These bowls made of recycled Macademia nuts ( a botanical native of a small area in Queensland, Australia) really had me looking twice. Designed by Mark Harisson, Husque is inspired by nuts, pods and other organic shapes. Harrison developed a special compound that combines the shells with injection molding to create colorful bowls. As the designer says, each piece carries with it a piece of Australian history. I Like!
Found these posters designed for The Economist by Non Format quite interesting, both for the design and the message they convey.
Liked this “Leaf Chair” designed by ARPER. Though I initially thought it would be a tad uncomfortable, I read a number of reviews that said its in fact very ergonomic and comfy. Of course, you could use a seat pad (which the designer added later on), but I guess that would spoil the overall look. A stackable version of the chair is also available.
Really liked these book/cd seperators designed by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sasagawa that would add that extra charm to decorate your libraries. ‘Animal Index’ is a concept of separators in the shape of animal silhouettes that could be also used to mark the place you removed a book/cd from, with the animals ensuring that your place is safe as they move in and out of the marked area. Made me smile…..