A chair with a playful air for people with a sense of humor.Its support structure mimics our bone structure, its upholstery our skin cells, and just like these cells the seat, too, conforms – like the rhythm of inhaling and exhaling – to the individual’s unique ergonomics.
Its look is multiplicitous, variable and surprising.
Everything’s in play: the upholstery can be changed to whatever color you want, the makeup of the upholstery cells comes in various materials, the frame can be metal or wood, its structural transparency makes it airy and light and its upholstery has a cushy, sensual feel to it.
bOne is a product with many variables.
But it’s main structure is uncompromisingly made from one piece of metal or wood without any fasteners.
Its design uniquely combines stability, flexibility and ergonomics.bOne responds to its visitor by having its tactile presence react to the body language of its user.
While designing this product, we took into account trends, people’s volatile relationships to their environment, changes and the impact people have on their environment.
The interactive deployment or use of bOne incorporates the notion of creating a means to counter an industrial product’s temporally limited life expectancy – beyond its introduction into the market and past the decline or saturation of the market.
Through its “adaptable, playful, new” flexibility, the functional-aesthetic aspects of the product can be replenished with new content to accommodate a person’s changing lifestyle.
As for its emotional and aesthetic aspects, what utterly convincted us was the number of options available to use for the material of the cylindrical surfaces – from covering the foam with the simplest to the most costly, handmade materials.
The puffy nature of the cylindrical foam made it possible for us to stay true to our maxime and not use any fasteners.It breathes, conforms to you, can change its look and is very human – that’s how bOne was born.
There are no limits to the emotional expressions this product is capable of.
Name: bOne Chair
Materials Combination: Metal + Leather
Creation year: 2011
Furniture Designer: Björn Ischi
Text Description: © Courtesy of Björn Ischi
Images: © Björn Ischi