yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010
 
yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010
nov 14, 2010

yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010

yoshiyuki hibino’s presentation at designtide tokyo 2010 image © designboom

japanese interior designer and director of beets inc. yoshiyuki hibino presented a folding chair, part of a new series ‘line’ during designtide tokyo 2010.

yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010 ‘line’ chair image © designboom

in japanese, the word ‘shou-soku’ (also pronounced as shou-soko) is derived from ‘shou’, meaning yin-energy vanishing and ‘soku’, meaning yang-energy arising. combined, they mean a state of being – for humans or things – at a very transient moment. it also conveys the progression from vanishing to appearing, or the state of declining vs. flourishing.

‘line’ is a presentation of independent, consciously purifying and simplified design in which the ‘noises’ contained within the objects’ raw material are removed. the furniture is composed to enclose shapes in a way that they create a single line of consciousness. the ‘shou’ and ‘soku’ are visibly expressed in their designs. they create calm yet strong forms through their continuous analysis of details of simple wooden timbers — the designer states.

yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010 ‘line’ chair 3/4 view

yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010 ‘line’ chair side view

yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010 ‘line’ chair folded

yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010 ‘line’ chair folded side view

yoshiyuki hibino at designtide tokyo 2010 yoshiyuki hibino’s presentation at designtide tokyo 2010 image © designboom

  • Hate design that seems to forget about human ergonomics and the whole idea of comfort.

    tototo
  • Hibino uses the same structure as the most commercial ones,I mean he did not invent any new folding mechanism.
    Here is anexample http://salestores.com/linon063.html
    I think his design is much more elegant and has definitely an Asian expression.

    Pinyin
  • Three are the details that characterize this chair: the smooth back which “mirrors” the front leg frame and the “fold” in the back leg. Very nicely done!

    Folding at home
  • baas are you dutch – 80 kg?
    I guess it is strong in the same manner as the IKEA folding chairs, what else?
    the side view shows that the seat is NOT too long.
    folding chairs have never been very comfortable.

    grid
  • the seat is too long,

    And the material will in no way
    be able to hold 80 kg.

    though, folding chairs are badass

    baas
  • I dont see the point why to make an other UNcomfortable chair….

    rolf

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