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koji sekita: watching you paper chair
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mar 23, 2012
koji sekita: watching you paper chair


‘watching you’ by koji sekita
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at the international furniture fair singapore 2012 the tokyo-based firm koji sekita design presented their project ‘watching you’
within the young talent zone ‘platform’. composed of paper sheets, the cardstock is scored and folded in a zigzag pattern.
each identical piece is then joined, creating the form of a chair. the strength of the seating object comes from the honeycomb pattern
generated from the assembling the individual parts. due to the flexible nature of the construction, any length of chair or bench can be produced.
the accumulation and replication found in the manufacturing of ‘watching you’ is a signature of sekita. 


chair on display at IFFS
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view from the front
image © koji sekita


detail
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from of each paper component
image © koji sekita


the material is scored to allow for the pieces to be interlocked
image © koji sekita


view of the folds before they are combined 
image © koji sekita

international furniture fair singapore / ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS)
the international furniture fair singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS), began in 1981 and has since come to be regarded
by industry experts as asia’s most prestigious furniture trade show. IFFS/AFS provides an effective marketing platform for regional companies to venture into
the global market. as a testimony to the quality of the show, IFFS/AFS is the first asian-based international furniture fair to be accepted as a member of the elite
union des foires internationales, a paris-based international authority on trade fairs. in addition, it is the only furniture trade event in singapore to be awarded
the ‘approved international fair’ status by the singapore tourism board. IFFS/AFS is set to become even more comprehensive for the furniture players,
with the addition of the inaugural deco asia and hospitality asia developed to expand the scope of the show.

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