This Lagos-primarily based layout organization can take inspiration from minimalist architecture and destinations it in a contemporary Yoruban context. In other text, it sets West African materials and woods into exacting, clean styles. The Line chair’s sharp angles recall perform by French present day style legend Pierre Jeanneret.
Designer: Takeshi Nii
A Japanese common designed in 1970 that is won awards above a few different a long time, this is one of these epochal pieces that tends to make time bend. Was it actually built 50 years back? Light, foldable, and reasonably priced, it really is the camp chair’s platonic excellent.
Designer: León León
Mexico Metropolis-based mostly León León’s BN01 is an unadorned leather-based canopy hanging over a base of gentle parota wood—the sort uncovered generally in Latin America. Formed a bit like Kaare Klint’s 1933 Safari chair but with the exact same immediate electrical power that characterizes Percival Lafer’s ’70s loungers, it’s modern, unassuming, and stately.
Designer: Matthew Hilton for De La Espada
A Windsor chair manufactured by the Portuguese furniture maker De La Espada, the Kimble appears to be as exquisite as a museum piece but reinterpreted in a customizable, opulent way. Every single variation of the ash and walnut chair—whether finished with white, black, or Danish oil—offers a different aesthetic and vitality, from very simple and stark to vivid and contrasting.
Reduced Chair Gropius
NOOM Designer Kateryna Sokolova pays tribute to home furnishings heroes of the earlier: The Reduced Chair Gropius, named right after the Bauhaus founder, works by using the tough proportions of his famous F51 armchair, inverted to be softer and a lot more playful.
A edition of this tale at first appeared in the Oct 2021 challenge with the title “About the Earth in 13 Chairs.”