mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris
mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris
may 09, 2011

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris

‘basil chair’, designed by mr smith studio for calligaris furniture company

‘basil chair’, designed by milan-based mr smith studio for the italian manufacturer calligaris, draws its form from the structural morphology of a basil leaf. in the chair, the central rib serves as not only ornamental but also structural purpose.

the chair is composed of restilon, a fully recyclable thermoplastic polymer composed of 35% recycled materials. the composite was selected for its structural properties, which allow for a more rigid exterior layer and a more flexible inner core, in the injection molded piece. models are produced with either wooden or metal legs.

‘basil chair’ was introduced during milan design week 2011.

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris the chairs are made from restilon plastic with wooden or metal legs

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris view from abovemr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris orthographic view of the chair

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris 3/4 rear view

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris closer view of chair front, stacked

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris ‘closer view of chair back

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris stacked chairs

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris the shape of the chair mimics that of a basil leaf

mr smith studio: basil chair for calligaris structural render

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