This week Indesign Specifies 6 chairs with more to tell than meets the eye – from being selected to global recognition to being inspired by a vintage barber.
August 20th, 2014
Above: Prototype chairs in QT Hotel
1. Prototype chairs tell a narrative in an iconic Australian Hotel
Prototype were at hand to help transform the QT Canberra – an exclusive accommodation for Australia’s politicians and business people.
Prototype’s skilled craftsmen repaired and strengthened the structure of two old barber chairs, and re-upholstered them using premium leather for the iconic Barber Shop. These once broken old chairs had been transformed to vintage barber chairs, which became the centerpiece to the hairdressing salon.
For the room’s balconies and outdoor common areas Prototype supplied Pedrali Plus chairs.
2. The Living Collection by Xchange is inspired by large scale architecture
Xchange’s founders Daniel Korb and Anthony Kotarac – both architects – believe that ‘furniture is architecture on a different scale’. The Xchange Living Collection is born from this global community and offers furniture ideas and solutions for hospitality, home, work and more – be it a lounge, hotel lobby or just your living room. Four items from the collection- ‘Deck’ chair, ‘Kira’ chair, ‘Calma’ chair and ‘Orbit’ are specified below:
3. Maruni’s Hiroshima Folding Chair will appear on the world stage
Hiroshima Folding Chair has been selected for the world premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100. This exhibition consists of 89 objects created since 2010, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design for a total of 100 objects. The product are displayed in the following 10 different categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.
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