mr smith studio: cream chair for calligaris
mr smith studio: cream chair for calligaris mr smith studio: cream chair for calligaris
may 15, 2011

mr smith studio: cream chair for calligaris

‘cream chair’ by mr smith studio for calligaris

milan-based mr smith studio seems to look towards the kitchen for their starting point as seen with their previous design the ‘basil’ chair that draws its form from the essential italian herb. now they have developed the ‘cream chair’ also for italian manufacturer calligaris  that references the popular summer treat, creamsicles. the design aims to build a bridge between wood and plastics with the whole project playing around the connections between the chosen materials. the seat and back of the chair are composed of restilon, a thermoplastic polymer composed of 35 percent recycled materials, selected for its structural and superficial properties, mounted onto a wooden structure.

3/4 front view

3/4 rear view

the chairs are made from restilon plastic with natural or laquered wooden structure


closer view of chair back

detail of wood-plastic connection on the back

the starting point

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