Different wooden backrests and armrests slot into the top of this aluminium chair by Japanese studio Nendo.
Developed for Italian furnishings brand Alias, the Twig chair has five interchangeable tops that slot onto the very same white metal base.
“Given that the Italian furnishings brand Alias specialises in furnishings made from aluminium, the thought was to develop a chair created of four aluminium ‘twigs’ and a seat,” said Nendo, the Tokyo-based studio led by designer Oki Sato.
T-shaped elements, connected sections, and a high or low backrest were all shaped with curving edges to total the chairs and give “diverse seating experiences”.
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These wooden pieces slot into 4 stems that extend upward from the legs about the seat, which is accessible in wood and plastic, or upholstered with fabric.
“A number of various shapes and sitting experiences are attained by fitting these units onto the 4 legs,” mentioned Nendo.
When the additions are eliminated, the seats can be stacked for storage and transportation.
Nendo – 1 of the most prolific design and style studios at the moment – has launched a assortment of seat types in the past yr. The most current examples consist of a chair with woodgrain patterns developed employing artificial suede, a stool that looks like it has missing supports and a minimum stacking office chair.
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An exhibition of more than one hundred Nendo merchandise developed in the past year took place throughout Milan style week in April.
During an interview with Dezeen at the opening, Sato said that developing so numerous merchandise at once “relaxes” him.
Photography is by Akihiro Yoshida.