The Cowrie collection is inspired by the concave lines of sea shells. The curvilinear forms are the result of an extensive research and innovation process that bridges the handmade with the digital. Sweeping lines are displayed in a gentle, single surface monocoque fold. The all-in-one structure, formed in Ash faced plywood with either a natural or ebonised finish, comes in an elegant rocking lounger and a rock solid easy chair.
Made in Ratio to launch Cowrie Leather Chair at FuoriSalone 2016:
Furniture brand Made in Ratio will join forces with fashion label and store Labo.art at this year’s FuoriSalone in April.
Made in Ratio will create a moment of theatre at the Labo.art flagship store in Milan’s Brera district. The tableau will unite the sinuous dynamism of Made in Ratio furniture with the minimal elegance of the Labo.art clothes.
This Salone Made in Ratio will launch the Cowrie Leather Chair. The gently folding monocoque structure will feature a moulded fine-leather seat-pad that mimics the contours of the chair’s undulations. Inspired by the concave lines of sea shells, the curvilinear form of the chair is the result of an extensive research and innovation process that bridges the handmade with the digital. Additional designs on exhibit will comprise key pieces from the core collection including the Alpha chair, launched to great critical acclaim last Salone and the versatile Supernova desk.
“This collaboration is a perfect fit: both brands hold the same key principles close to our hearts, including a focus on lines, volumes and geometry of the designs and an uncompromising commitment to the quality of the production”. – Brodie Neill, Founder and Creative Director of Made in Ratio, comments
Made in Ratio:
Cowrie Chair: Inspired by the concave lines of seashells, the gently curved all in one structure of the chair is the result of extensive research and innovation in bent plywood technology that bridges the handmade with the digital.
Cowrie Rocker: The Cowrie Rocker is an elegant rocking lounger inspired by the monocoque fold of seashells. Sweeping lines are displayed in a gentle, single surface fold, formed in Ash faced plywood with either a natural or ebonised finish and in walnut faced plywood with a natural finish.
The all-in-one structure lounge chair, formed in faced plywood with either an ash, ebonised ash, walnut or oak finish, available with an indoor or outdoor version. Inspired by the concave lines of sea shells the curved forms are the result of an extensive research and innovation process that bridges the handmade with the digital. Sweeping lines are displayed in a gentle, single surface monocoque fold. The cowrie chair can be laquered any colour on request as part of our bespoke finishing service.
About: Made in Ratio
Made in Ratio creates boundary-pushing contemporary furniture and lighting. The brand was forged from a desire to take exceptional ideas from inception to production by embracing experimental processes. Working alongside some of the finest craftspeople in Europe and championing time--honoured materials, our products are imbued with the spirit of innovation.
We aim to deliver thoughtful, quality design by challenging industry convention and believe that the rigours of this challenge maken the end result infinitely more interesting. This signature approach underpins each of the collections where pioneering design isallied with peerless makers.
Designed and developed by Creative Director Brodie Neill, the brand has rapidly earned a reputation for design excellence, winning several industry awards and gaining coverage in a host of prestigious publications across the globe. Furniture designer Brodie Neill has forged a strong signature aesthetic over the last 10 years: striking, seemingly unattainable, forms which are as sinuous as they are sculptural.
Name: Cowrie collection
Type: Furniture Collection
- Cowrie Chair: Plywood faced with Ebonised Ash / Natural Ash / Walnut
- Cowrie Rocker: Plywood faced with Ebonised Ash / Natural Ash
Materials Combination: Wood + Color, Wood + Leather, Eco / Recycled / Green
- Cowrie Chair: L 750mm x W 740mm x H 640mm
- Cowrie Rocker: L 1870mm x W 685mm x 765mm
Colors: Natural Color, Black