giopato + coombes: valerie chair
giopato + coombes: valerie chair giopato + coombes: valerie chair
feb 17, 2012

giopato + coombes: valerie chair

Valerie, natural wood.

The dialogue and confrontation with the producer is a key part to the success of any project. Receiving constraints stimulates us and focus towards the final objective. The use of material in Valerie follows 2 paths: the creation of a surface for the curved wooden seat and the study of wooden poles for the structure. We therefore arrived at two different formal languages to fulfill clear functions of the product, support and comfort.

The structure below the seat was reduced to a minimum creating a very light aesthetic, which is then countered by the triangulation of the upper structure around the backrest, leading to two important results: an increase in strength of the chair enabling the use of thin wooden diameters and a greater feeling of warmth and protection around the body. The hierarchy in the choice of the thickness of the tubes ensures the perfect fit in the joints, in a fusion of functionality and aesthetics.

Client: miniforms S.r.l., Italy.

giopato + coombes: valerie chair Valerie, lacquered in matt white.

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