Chair of the month: Episode 5 - The Outdoor
With the arrival of the hot season, we have focused our research on outdoor furniture, in particular, chairs. For this fifth episode of the “chair of the month” we are presenting five different types of - purely designed - patio chairs.
1 - RAVIOLO CHAIR, MAGIS
The Raviolo Chair has been designed by Ron Arad for Magis. The research for sculptural and functional forms for furnishing intended for production on a large scale is a constant in Ron Arad's philosophy.
An idea that, thanks to Magis technology, took several original and unmistakable shapes, such as the Raviolo armchair, made with a single one continuous polyethylene ribbon printed in Rotational. Raviolo is available in a wide range of colors and therefore fits perfectly in any environment.
2 - BANJOOLI CHAIR, MOROSO
The shape of the chair designed by Sebastian Herkner for Moroso, and particularly the armrests, is inspired by the mating dance of male ostriches –banjooli in the Wolof language- who stretch out their wings to show off their beauty to the female. Banjooli is part of M’Afrique, a range of chairs conceived by the designer and produced by African craft weavers using the yarn of fishing nets. The designs are all different and original, like their names. Hand-woven, they are human in their perfections and flaw. Painted steel base and colored polyethylene threads handwoven; on PVC glides.
3 - VILLAGE CHAIR, KETTAL
The minimalistic structure, the humility of shapes and the simplicity of materials are characterizing this modern design.
4 - SWING OUTDOOR CHAIR, IVANO REDAELLI
This chair, designed by Ivano Redaelli for his studio, is the outdoor version of the iconic Swing armchair: to hang on a tree or under a porch, or in the free-standing variant to be placed anywhere, this proposal goes further than furnishing and becomes a symbol of luxurious relaxation.
Made of metal and covered with an hand-woven rope, it is available in different colors and has been made to resist atmospheric agents.
5 - PANTON CHAIR, VITRA
The Panton Chair is regarded as a classic of modern furniture design, entirely made of plastic and available in different colors.
Verner Panton was one of the most influential figures in the development of design during the 1960s and ’70s. The Danish designer became known for his inventive, novel ideas for furnishings, lighting, and textiles. He experimented different approaches to forms and colors, ending up captivated by the potential of plastic, a new material at the time. The designer aimed to create a comfortable chair made in one piece that could be used and placed anywhere.
Panton came into contact with Vitra in 1963. Together they developed and, then presented, the Panton Chair in 1967.