Light my seatPosted: December 1, 2010
Post by Johanne
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:)
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.
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!