Coat is a cozy and lightweight armchair by German-based designer Sebastian Herkner, for italian furniture company Moroso. Although it does not have feet, the armchair rests firmly on the floor thanks to the non-slip gradient pattern printed on the fabric. The idea comes cleverly from children’s non-slip socks with silicone used on the bottom. The enveloping and very soft top cover is removable. But why would anyone take it away when it is like such a welcoming blanket thrown over the seat?
The Flux chair looks like a giant envelope that can be folded out in just 10 seconds into a sculptural chair. Designed by Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten, the chair is made from a single sheet of thin (only 3mm) but surprisingly sturdy polypropylene which supports up to 160kg! The material is weather-proof so you can use the chair wherever you like, in your apartment or in the park. The Flux chair weights only 4,3 kg and folds up into a neat flat shape, making it ideal for event planning companies which can transport a large volume of chairs at low cost and with less CO2 emissions. Available in 8 candy colors, you can accessorize your Flux chair with an optional cushion to make it even more comfortable.
Famous designers such as Philippe Starck, Jean-Marie Massaud, Arik Levy, Patrick Jouin and many others have customized the mythical Panton chair for a good cause: raise funds for the French association La Source, which helps young people from rural background to develop and promote their artistic creativity.
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