‘occupy! the superstudio’ by kabiljo inc.
viennese design studio kabiljo inc. has developed ‘occupy!’ for the temporary museum for new design, a collection of soft seating
on exhibition at superstudio piú for milan design week 2012. the designers have created several brightly colored seating objects including
two chairs and an extended and segmented bench. the two chairs are constructed from the springs of an uncovered mattress,
each work assembled in an armchair-like formation, decorated and made comfortable by several small assemblages of yarn contained
within the exposed cushions. the elongated bench is also formed from this revealed mattress seat, but in this case this piece is realizes
the sturdy steel frame of a twin-sized bed. the project was conceived of by the designers in the wake of the 2011-2012 protest culture
and occupy movement.
kabiljo inc. tells designboom of their project ‘want it or not, occupy has a strong impact worldwide. the protester has been chosen the
time magazine person of the year. occupy project defines issues of our times, questioning our aesthetic and political demands on design. […]
we still do a lot of sitting. in order to achieve the goals we are striving for, we need to do quite some sitting together. this looong [sic] mattress
extends from the private into the public, including fun and interactivity, quick, clever, colourful, stylish and sexy.‘
red ‘occupy!’ chair
the black seat possesses the lower back of the two chairs
the collection in full, devoid of filler yarn
bare frame of the high-backed arm chair