michael tomalik sources childhood forts for cozy idol lounge chair
 
michael tomalik sources childhood forts for cozy idol lounge chair
oct 26, 2014

michael tomalik sources childhood forts for cozy idol lounge chair

michael tomalik sources childhood forts for cozy idol lounge chair
images courtesy of michael tomalik

 

 

 

as a realization of an adult-sided, childhood fort — where kids store precious belongings and maintain privacy from parents — czech designer michael tomalik has designed the ‘idol’ chair, a place for convenience, comfort and personal repose. ‘I wanted to go back in time which was, for me somehow easier, untouched by design and style.’ tomalik tells designboom, ‘I realized that one of the most magic memories from my childhood was building different kind of forts and bunkers. I used this inspiration with the intention to built one, once again, but for me…an adult person.’

michael tomalik forms fort-like furniture for designblok
‘idol’ presented for designblok 2014 within the openstudio exhibition space
image © designboom

 

 

 

tomalik has worked with iron wires to built a cage-like construction, where the chair-user could hide out and take refuge. a huge blanket used as a cushioned padding creates a cozy spread beneath the seated person. spaces between the metallic configuration form natural places to store books and magazines on a shelf, hang clothes and potted plants, and affix a light — holding everything you might need at an arm’s distance away. ‘idol’ has been presented for designblok 2014 as part of his master work at the academy of arts, architecture and design in prague.

michael tomalik sources childhood forts for cozy idol lounge chair
everything you need is an arm’s distance away
image © designboom

michael tomalik forms fort-like furniture for designblok
the chair is the perfect place to lounge, surrounded by everything you need

michael tomalik forms fort-like furniture for designblok
even the dog gets a spot on the seat

michael tomalik forms fort-like furniture for designblok
places to hold books and personal items are built into the design

michael tomalik forms fort-like furniture for designblok
a light is attached to the top of the construction

michael tomalik forms fort-like furniture for designblok
from the side

michael tomalik forms fort-like furniture for designblok
cushioned pillows allow for a cozy spot to rest

 

 

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