von Daniel von Bernstorff | 26.02.2010
Newcomer of the year Luca Nichetto has appeared in design circles with his lighting solutions, chairs and glass designs. His chair design for OFFECCT is inspired by a 1999 music video by Icelandic artist Björk and Chris Cunningham, in which robots become human and come to life.
“I thought the video’s concept of robots being constructed and given life was so exciting, and I couldn’t stop thinking that it should be possible to do something similar with furniture,” Nichetto says. “My fantasy became reality when I transformed the forms of the human robots into chairs, which were later named Robo.”
The Robo chair has a completely new and unique look due to its separated seat and legs. The chair can be compared to a Meccano set that can easily be built on the spot. All the parts fit into a 50x50x20 cm box, which facilitates transport and also meets OFFECCT’s stringent environmental demands.
The Robo chair incorporates three of OFFECCT’s cornerstones – design, quality and an environmental approach. OFFECCT has taken an environmental approach for many years now. Some products in OFFECCT’s collection have been awarded the Nordic Ecolabel.
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