osko and deichmann: straw
 
osko and deichmann: straw
feb 13, 2010

osko and deichmann: straw

‘straw’ chairs by osko + deichmannall images courtesy of osko + deichmann

 

 

 

‘straw’ chairs by osko + deichmann for bla station was the winning design for the forum‘s yearly +1 award at the stockholm furniture fair 2010. the bent tubular steel has been heralded as the symbol of modernity in furniture design ever since the radical innovations designed by mart stam and marcel breuer in the 1920’s. this industrial technique completely innovated household design and matured to an undisputed iconic element of design vocabulary. ‘straw’ is a homage to classic tubular steel furniture by visually and physically challenging tradition and implementing controversial detail into the canon of the design.

osko and deichmann: straw ‘straw’ chair

osko and deichmann: straw ‘straw’ chairs image © designboom

osko and deichmann: straw detail image © designboom

one such controversial detail is the kink found on the chairs. they provide a contrast to the disciplined aesthetic of steel as the objects seem spontaneous as if folded by hand.

osko and deichmann: straw ‘straw’ chairs

osko and deichmann: straw detail of the ‘bends’ and ‘folds’

osko and deichmann: straw image © designboom

osko and deichmann: straw image © designboom osko and deichmann: straw image © designboom

 

osko and deichmann: straw ‘straw’ chairs can be stacked

osko and deichmann: straw detail of ‘bends’ and ‘folds’

osko and deichmann: straw detail image © designboom

osko and deichmann: straw detail image © designboom osko and deichmann: straw detail image © designboom osko and deichmann: straw award ceremony at the stage, stockholm furniture fair 2010 image © designboom

product and furniture designer alexander lervik (2009 winner) and forum’s editor-in-chief daniel golling handed out the award. the winner is chosen by previous year’s prize-winner.

osko and deichmann: straw image © designboom

  • bla station rocks 🙂

    catalĂ 
  • the folded tube behind the seat is a bit scary, is not it? (on detail pic)

    pierre
  • WOW!!! brilliant idea!! it does WORKS! thumbs up!

    ruby

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