A touch of new objectivity
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
Quo vadis, furniture design? This year’s Salone del Mobile reveals a few ideas. An analysis in our glance back at the fair.
This year, Magis presents a new chair in die-cast aluminium: Plato, by Jasper Morrison. As the designer tells us, ‘as a rule, special things are less useful than normal things’. This statement perfectly sums up his guiding principle for developing design projects, which is to create objects that are not “extra-ordinary”, but rather, “super-normal”. This is exactly what happened with Plato, a rigorous, minimalist chair that is also versatile and sturdy, and well-suited for both indoor and outdoor settings.
As Jasper Morrison declares, “a fully recyclable chair, with extruded aluminium legs
and a die-cast aluminium shell: a technology that enables us to create shells that
are both slimmer and stronger than their plastic counterparts. There will also be an
optional seat cushion, as well as a version with armrests”.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
without back padding
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
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