Light my seat

Post by Johanne

Chester Lit Armchair, $680 at Design Within Reach

Light-filled chairs and chesterfields are the latest concoctions to arrive at Design Within Reach.

The company asked Italian designers Raffaella Mangiarotti and Matteo Bazzicalupo of Deep Design to refine the 2009 model and make it better suited to braving the outdoors.

(You might know Mangiarotti from her Dandelion Lamp now included in MoMA’s permanent collection, pictured below:)

Deep Design's Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti with the Dandelion Lamp

The collab between Deep Design and DWR is what we see today: the Chester chair’s button tufting and rounded arms are fun and comfortable while the innovative draining system ensures that the chair and built-in light fixture will remain dry and weather-proof.

What a brilliant solution.

Product image courtesy of Design Within Reach; Deep Design image courtesy of Plus Mood.

P.S. I was so inspired by Deep Design’s work that I embarked on a little search to feature more of their designs on White Cabana next Wednesday. Stay tuned for more inventive Deep Design!

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