‘emmanuelle is shy’ chair by emilie voirin, 2008 (photo by dominique feintrenie)

french designer emilie voirin has a solid stable of work, including a couple of unusual chair designs made of rattan. while rattan is mostly a very stayed material, voirin uses it in new forms that break from tradition. below you can see her collaboration with jerome nelet, a rattan and bamboo chair designed to mimic the iconic panton chair. this design was part of the ‘made in china’ series, exhibited earlier this year in milan. her other piece is the ‘emmanuelle is shy’ chair, which features a large owning over the sitter. the chair is intended to suggest being seen without seeing. voirin explained that the chair’s design echoes to the aesthetic of the erotic movie emmanuelle.

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emilie voirin: rattan chairs ‘emmanuelle is shy’ chair by emilie voirin, 2008 (photo by dominique feintrenie)

emilie voirin: rattan chairs‘made in china’ panton chair by emilie voirin with jerome nelet, 2008 (rattan, bamboo)

emilie voirin: rattan chairs‘made in china’ panton chair by emilie voirin with jerome nelet, 2008 (rattan, bamboo)

emilie voirin: rattan chairs ‘made in china’ chair collection by emilie voirin, fei liang and jerome nelet, 2008 image © designboom