occupy! the superstudio by kabiljo inc.   milan design week 2012 occupy! the superstudio by kabiljo inc.   milan design week 2012
apr 16, 2012

occupy! the superstudio by kabiljo inc. milan design week 2012

‘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

  • Looks like the clearance As Is section of IKEA, no refunds no exchanges slightly damaged floor samples.

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