Brodgar straw back chair by Gareth Neal and Kevin Gauld
Via Design Hunter
Via Design Hunter
HYBRID is the “animalistic” collection by Merve Kahraman where a chair unites with its owner, merging into one. Hybrid No1 is an armchair with horns – it’s handmade and available in different types and colors of leather.
Merve Kahraman (born in 1987) studied Interior Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design(Milan/Italy) before moving to London. Since graduating, she has worked in several architecture and design studios in Istanbul, New York and London. Her decision to specialize in industrial design stems from her desire to include furniture and products as an integral part of her designs for spaces. Currently, she is continuing her masters education in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London/UK) and working on her own industrial design projects.
Found this photo of an early Westport Chair somewhere on the web. Also found DIY instuctions at This Old House‘s site, maybe to peruse myself.
The Westport Chair was first built by Thomas Lee of Westport, New York, for his family home, but it was Harry Bunnell who patented the design 5 years after Thomas built it and produced it until the 1930ies.
The Bommel collection by MYK is entirely crafted by hand. Several hundred wool threads are bundled, rolled, tied and cut to be made into pom poms of various sizes, and each piece of the collection is made of up to 1300 of such woolen balls. The amount calls for about 45 kilos of wool for a single furniture object!
MYK was set up in 2009 by the academically qualified fashion designer Myra Klose. She studied fashion design at Trier and Madrid universities ( 1992 – 1996 ) and has since been working professionally in Austria and Germany.