sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard
 
sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard
apr 28, 2011

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard

‘homerun’ by sylvain willenz for karimoku new standard image courtesy of sylvain willenz

belgian designer sylvain willenz has further developed his ‘homerun’ series, which first began with the ‘homerun’ chair a year ago, for japanese design brand karimoku new standard. presented during milan design week 2011, the design is now available in a children’s version. soft and playful in character, the chairs are accompanied by a furniture object which is meant to link adulthood and childhood, a stool which can also be used as a table for young ones. a small series of desktop objects compliment the collection, the ‘homerun’ paperweight which appears as a large, ink-stamp. all of the pieces in the collection are influenced from old cartoons, exhibiting bold and rounded features that have been rationalized to a classic simplicity, each made from either japanese ash, oak or maple.

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ kids chair and adult version image courtesy of sylvain willenz

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ kids chair and ‘homerun’ stool image courtesy of sylvain willenz

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ stool and chair image courtesy of sylvain willenz

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ paperweight image courtesy of sylvain willenz

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ paperweights on show during milan design week 2011 at galleria suzy shammah image © designboom

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard the original ‘homerun’ chair image © designboom

sylvain willenz: homerun for karimoku new standard ‘homerun’ collection image © designboom

  • Love the proportion of the child’s chair. A little bit more appropriate coming from a cartoon. The bulbous legs are just right. The adult version is more serious and perhaps a deja vu from the past. I also like the stamp.

    faf

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