patrick norguet: makil for alki
patrick norguet: makil for alki
jan 20, 2011

patrick norguet: makil for alki

‘makil’ by patrick norguet for alki images courtesy of patrick norguet / alki



paris-based designer patrick norguet in collaboration with french furniture manufacturer alki, has designed ‘makil’, a stackable oak chair that showcases material, technique and structure. the chair will be exhibited for the first time at maison et objet 2011. using the finest bending techniques and craftsmanship, the chair is composed of a series of winding and intersecting forms. the combined use of solid oak and oak plywood adds an additional layer of interest to the object.

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patrick norguet: makil for alki (left) detail of arm and leg joint (right) detail of bent wood backrest

  • I would probably remove the “seamlessly” quote, since with this chair you can actually see the seam that connects the leg to arm. It’s actually highlighted with that parting line. In no way can this be compared to the seamless designs of Hans Wegner or Finn Juhl.

  • The design terminator Nourget “Ill be bac”

  • Is this a pimped ‘Bac’ chair by the infamous Japser Morrison for Cappellini ?

  • The chair looks good and the connection details are very well resolved. Though, general proportions and from sideways it resembles Jasper Morrison chair for Capellini.


    Mário Barros

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