apiwat chitapanya casts brass armchairs for masaya on show at maison et objet

apiwat chitapanya casts brass armchairs for masaya on show at maison et objet

thai designer apiwat chitapanya presents a collection of brass armchairs for masaya at maison & objet in january 2018the ‘fig’ armchair’s structure refers to branches of trees. the designer deconstructed their lines and added an ethereal vibe – to give the impression of natural growth.

apiwat chitapanya’s collection can be viewed at maison & objet in january 2018


thai company masaya creates both classic and contemporary furniture and is renowned for its unsurpassed bronze work – strong, functional and sturdy. every product is finished carefully in in-house workshops for a naturally elegant look .

the armchair’s brass frame is available in two color finishes



chitapanya carved a model out of bee wax to create ‘branches’ of various sizes, and produced the various elements with a lost wax casting technique, a process that can achieve extraordinary slim and fine details. the process is capable of producing very accurate multiple castings.

chitapanya applied a ‘lost wax casting’ process to obtain a structure of natural beauty and to bring the forest indoors



the armchair frame is available in two colors: black-oxide and brushed finish. in this series, the designer also brings in the elegant teak-wood tray, which is attached to the armrest for more functional use, produced by thai furniture company, deesawat.

‘fig’ includes a teak-wood tray, produced by deesawat


a very wide seat provides luxurious comfort


the designer used lost wax casting — molten brass was poured into a wax model to achieve very slim lines


lost wax casting – details after the finishing of the bronze pour


lost wax casting technique in masaya’s specialist foundry that brings castings to the highest standards of craftsmanship




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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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