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Nendo pour Cappellini : Sekitei armchair

Pour Cappellini, le studio Nendo a imaginé le fauteuil Sekitei inspiré des jardins zen japonais composés de sable, de rochers, de graviers et de mousse. En l’absence d’eau, celle-ci est traditionnellement suggérée par des motifs de vagues dans le sable ou les graviers, dessinées au râteau. Suivant cette symbolique, les pierres les plus grosses deviennent alors montagnes et îles. C’est sur la base de cette philosophie que les designers ont courbé les tiges d’acier du fauteuil. Comme les rocailles, leur idée était de concevoir une assise qui exprime le mouvement dans un espace limité.

About : “Paradoxically, Japanese rock gardens (sekitei) provide the feeling of water by removing all water from the landscape. Pebbles layered together become the surface of a lake or an ocean, and combed patterns become waves and ripples. Larger stones become mountains and islands. They are the ultimate abstract expression, conveying a sense of widely varying material, scale and movement (through waves and waterfalls) through the arrangement of things.”

The Zen Gardens that inspired the armchair. (Photo via Cappellini on Facebook)

“Based on this philosophy, we bent ordinary steel pipes to create multiple ‘flows’ like the overlapping layered lapels of a kimono. Like the rock gardens, our idea was to design a chair that expresses movement within a limited space.”


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