In collaboration with Disney and seating manufacturer Cappellini, New York-based designer Dror Benshetrit has focused all his Tron: Legacy excitment and created this awesome Tron-inspired armchair.
Dror’s mission on this project was to articulate the complex meaning of objects in the simplest of ways; their uses becoming a part of their narratives, expressed in transformations that are both metaphorical and literal. Raw data forms a jag and angular landscape for the chair, which is comprised of intersecting layers and textures of ‘digital’ rock. The armchairs will be constructed from composite materials that consist of impregnated fiberglass with polyester resin, processed with manual layering.
Each armchair produced will be individually hand-finished by the designer and they’ll be presented at the Milan Furniture Fair in April 2011. There’s no word on price or release date, but mass production is being promised. Um, I want one of these now! Look in the gallery below to browse through the multiple funky color options.
The Disco Chair, designed by Kiwi&Pom, is made from 200 meters of electroluminescent wire. When connected to a power source, the owner can enable the pulse setting to make the chair flash bright, vibrant neon colors “creating an instant disco installation.” Neat-0.
The table consists of 22,742 pieces clicked together with traditional lego construction techniques (no glue), a 136mm grommet is located in its centre. It sits on a polished Stainless Steel square hollow section structure built by B.A. Engineering of Prussia St and is topped with a 10mm sheet of toughened glass manufactured by Action Glass.
Ah, to sit at the head of a Lego boardroom table. Imagine…
The FlexibleLove chair, designed by Chishen Chiu, combines an “accordion-like, honeycomb structure” and recycled paper and wood waste to form an expandable chair than can stretch and fold to make various seating arragements. The company calls it “ecological, adaptable, practical” and I couldn’t agree more. I want one! Look after the break for a video of it in action.
Molded by Hungarian designer Alexander Christoff, this lounge chair is inspired by the Ferrari Formula 1 racecar. It’s made out of fiberglass and features chrome legs and an adjustable headrest. Me likey. Check out additional images (and a shot of it next to its inspiration) in the gallery below.
The Love Handles chair from Nunoerin features “an interactive finish” that changes color as a response to change in body temperature when you sit on it. You can call it thermo-sensitive if you like. Neat-o.