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?
It’s that time of the year again when we head to our gardens and terraces to enjoy the long summer days! Fermob continues to liven up our exteriors with its joyful and functional outdoor furniture, inspired by classic history of garden products. The French company, located just outside of Lyon, has over a dozen collections in various shapes and a multitude of colors that embody the French ‘joie de vivre’. Fermob’s pieces can be seen all around the world in such famous places as the Luxembourg Garden, Times Square or Google headquarters. Several of the garden chairs and tables are foldable or stackable, which comes handy for storage and to keep extra pieces for large dinner parties. While Fermob furnishing is designed for use outdoors with an anti-corrosive finish, why not using a few pieces inside as well? The fun part is to pick up colors among the 23 eye-popping shades, and to mix and match them for a unique look. I personally have a thing for the vivid and fresh Verbena green!
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.
Here is a selection of my favorite designs: