Dutch Style Week 2015: the way couples sit on every single other’s laps informed the shapes and two-toned upholstery in this collection of chairs by Dutch designer Annebet Philips.
Amsterdam-primarily based Philips based her task on the word “loveseat”, which initially described a type of furniture where two customers sit facing parallel to one particular yet another but is now more typically used to mean a two-seater sofa.
Taking this term as a literal commencing stage for the form of her layout, Philips designed chairs that combine two elements upholstered in distinct colours.
“Like lovers, the Adore Seat exists out of two parts that match collectively by colour and form, and can not perform without having each other,” the designer explained.
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The collection, which comprises a chair, a reduced chair and a chaise longue, is produced by adding springs and a layer of foam to a wooden framework.
A knitted stretch textile from Dutch firm Febrik is then utilized to upholster the chairs, including a padded surface to increase the comfort of the seats.
“The very simple form of the chairs and the chunky seams, which display the outlines of the chairs as if they are drawn, emphasise the archetypal form of a chair,” Philips informed Dezeen. “In every chair the two elements are nevertheless recognisable.”
The two pieces that type the Red/Blue chair can be separated and switched around so the user can place the armrest on whichever side they prefer.
Four pins on the underside of the upper seat slot into holes in the surface below, with a wingnut fixing the two parts together. This also makes it attainable to supply a assortment of customisable colour combinations.
Philips studied Industrial Design and style Engineering at the Delft University of Technologies and graduated in 2007 ahead of setting up her Amsterdam studio in 2012.
She presented the chairs for the duration of Dutch Layout Week in October 2015, and is presently seeking a producer to aid build and put them into production.
Her earlier merchandise contain a sofa carved from a single block of foam and cloaked in a loose cover which is printed to appear like a sketched outline.
Other tasks proven at this year’s Dutch Design Week incorporated a glass vibrator powered by clockwork, and a trend assortment that can be minimize from a single sheet of material and assembled without stitches.