oliver schick oliver schick
jan 14, 2009

oliver schick

‘airsquare’

oliver schick is a furniture designer based in frankfurt, germany. his designers concentrate on simple forms and ideas executed through experimental materials of processes. ‘airsquare’ is a shelving system which is built using a special plastic foam. the individual shelves can be linked together to create a modular array of forms using small knobs. the shelves each weigh 1 kg  but hold up to 15 kg of weight. ‘walker’ is a simple chair that is equipped with 16 legs, arranged in two row, allowing the chair to rock. another design with an unusual twist is the ‘woodworks’ table. while it appears ordinary enough on the surface, closer inspection reveals a wood grain engaved in the glass top.

http://www.oliver-schick.com

‘airsquare’

‘walker’

‘woodworks’

‘woodworks’

  • Very nice, except that “Walker” chair is a fairly direct rip off of the KU-DIR-KA rocking chair designed by Paulius Vitkauskas and built by Contraforma.

    [url=http://www.contraforma.com/en/collection/ku_dir_ka/] Compare for yourself.[/url]

    matt. says:
  • Yeah “Walker” also seems similar to this Rocking Chair
    [url=https://www.designboom.com/rocking/3.html] Rocking Chair [/url]

    Anna says:
  • Hi Matt – Walker was made for the promosedia competition in the beginning of 2006. As I remember,
    the KU-DIR-KA Chair was presented first at 100% Design in autumn 2006. I think, we didn´t ripp off from each other!!!

    Oli 01.16.09 says:
  • KU-DIR-KA rocking chair designed by Paulius Vitkauskas was exhibited in ” Baldai 2006″ in March 2006…
    And “Walker”, as Oli said, was made for the promosedia competition of 2006, but exhibited only in September 2006.. Am I wrong?

    kamill says:

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