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Naoto Fukasawa: Hiroshima Chair

Here’s a great video of Naoto Fuka­sawa speak­ing about the ele­gant Hiroshima chair that he designed for Maruni. The video also gives a glimpse into the crafts­man­ship that goes into mak­ing the chair.

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The Encounter Collection

This short film by Process Cre­ative for fur­ni­ture and bag designer Stephen Kenn is just per­fect. It’s beau­ti­fully shot and the story is very emo­tional. It really high­lights how an object can carry so much his­tory and sentiment.

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The Wishbone Chair

The Wish­bone Chair was designed in 1949 by Dan­ish designer Hans J. Weg­ner for fur­ni­ture com­pany Carl Hansen & Søn. The clas­sic chair has been in pro­duc­tion since 1950, and is always been hand­made by the finest crafts­man. The chair is made of 14 parts, and requires 100 sep­a­rate processes, which takes around 3 weeks to complete.

What’s so impres­sive with Wegner’s chair designs is that they’re over 50 years old, but still look very mod­ern. He was ahead of his time.

Design Milk got a behind-the-scenes look at how the chair is made, and they took some great pho­tos of the process.

The video above also gives a glimpse into the qual­ity and crafts­man­ship that goes into every chair. They are expen­sive, but worth every penny.

Vitsœ Tumblr

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Vitsœ, famous for their 606 Uni­ver­sal Shelv­ing Sys­tem, now has a Tum­blr that show­cases their 50-year-old archive. A lot of amaz­ing stuff here.

Jens Risom Furniture

Jens Risom

Beau­ti­ful fur­ni­ture designed by Dan­ish designer, Jens Risom. Great lines and craft in his col­lec­tion. He’s one of the clas­sic design­ers of the Mid-Century movement.

Via OEN

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G-Star RAW for Vitra

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I’m really dig­gin’ this spe­cial edi­tion fur­ni­ture col­lec­tion of nine clas­sics by Jean Prouvé, remixed by G-Star RAW for Vitra. I’m a fan of G-Star cloth­ing and I’m fas­ci­nated by how the fur­ni­ture feels right in line with the G-Star brand. This is a great collab.

The col­lec­tion is going to be avail­able for one year at The Con­ran Shop start­ing in October.

Metro40 by BMW Designworks

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BMW Group Design­work­sUSA, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Land­scape Forms, has designed Metro40, a stun­ning col­lec­tion of site fur­ni­ture for street-scapes and tran­sit envi­ron­ments. The col­lec­tion includes a shel­ter, trash recep­ta­cle, bench, bike rack, bol­lard, lights and poster dis­play. The entire col­lec­tion is bril­liantly designed, but the piece that stands out for me is the bench.

The design is stream­lined and sim­ple and makes use of some fine mate­ri­als. I per­son­ally love the sweep­ing curves and how the legs are one con­tin­ues piece that form a part of the back and seat. I’m sure my butt would appre­ci­ate sit­ting on one of these.        

Naoto Fukasawa

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I’ve been obsessed with fur­ni­ture design, specif­i­cally chair design, for some time now. My all-time favorite chair designer is none other than the bril­liant Hans Weg­ner. If you’ve never heard of the name, you’ve prob­a­bly seen one of his clas­sic chairs.

Recently though, I’ve become obsessed with the chair designs of Naoto Fuka­sawa. Fuka­sawa is best known for his MUJI CD player, Plus Minus Zero Humid­i­fier, and au/KDDI INFOBAR and Neon phones, all of which are part of MoMA’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion.

Since 2008, Fuka­sawa has designed a fur­ni­ture series for Japan­ese com­pany Maruni Col­lec­tion for their Hiroshima line. The col­lec­tion includes a din­ning set and a liv­ing set, all con­structed with beech and oak wood. The entire line is sim­ply stun­ning, but what stands out for me are the small din­ing chairs pic­tured here. The sim­ple, stream­lined design, the mix of sharp and rounded edges and cor­ners, along with the choice of wood make for a beau­ti­fully designed chair. Too bad it costs an arm and a leg or I’d fill up my apart­ment with them.        

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Arecraft

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Eli Horn has accu­mu­lated a com­pre­hen­sive port­fo­lio that includes graphic design, fur­ni­ture design, typog­ra­phy, inter­ac­tive and paint­ings. I also love the site and how you can nav­i­gate with your num­ber keys.        

Dharma Lounge

Dharma Lounge

I love this chair by Palette Indus­tries. Text reads: Stand, For­get, Breathe, Acknowl­edge & Observe.

Via Design Milk