square chair by sebastian bergne for TOG uses open-source design
 
square chair by sebastian bergne for TOG uses open-source design
apr 20, 2014

square chair by sebastian bergne for TOG uses open-source design

‘square chair’ by sebastian bergne for TOG
all images courtesy TOG

 

 

 

during milan design week 2014, furniture brand and creative community, TOG launched a series of 21 products, each combining elements of technology, open-source design and exclusive craftsmanship. as part of the collection, british designer sebastian bergne developed a family of stackable easy chairs with interchangeable backs, which are easily customizable. constructed using a powder coated aluminum frame, the seating object pairs injected polypropylene for the backrest and seat pan. the chair is reinforced with a high-strength injected polyamide seat ring.

square chair by sebastian bergne for TOG

 

 

as a collaborative exercise between designer and consumer, TOG — or, ‘all creators together’ — provides the designer collections with open source files through an online platform. customers are asked to be involved in the conception and process if they wish, taking ownership of the practice of making and sharing ideas.

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the chair can be easily customized through open-source design

square chair by sebastian bergne for TOG

 ‘square’ chair configuration in orange and white with raised arm rests

square chair by sebastian bergne for TOG

 left: ‘square’ chair configuration with low arm rests in light taupe finish
right: ‘square’ chair configuration with raised arm rests in light taupe finish

square chair by sebastian bergne for TOG
 left: ‘square’ chair configuration with low arm rests in white finish
right: ‘square’ chair configuration with raised arm rests in light grey finish

  • if you call that open-source design, I have lost faith in humanity

    roberto

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