portrait in chair by akio hayakawa portrait in chair by akio hayakawa
nov 24, 2012

portrait in chair by akio hayakawa

‘portrait in chair’ by akio hayakawablack edition

 

 

japan-based designer akio hayakawa has developed the ‘portrait in chair’ during designtide tokyo 2012 earlier this month. the prototype takes the typical back-support and straight-line of the piece and puts it on a new axis into an orthogonal direction. the manipulation of the horizontal produces a visual effect while freeing up the vertical movement of the body.the furniture objects are made of MFD maple and measure 770 x 420 x 520 mm.

 

 

black and natural finished piecesimage © designboom

 

image © designboom

(left) front view(right) back view

 

 

(left) side view(right) back view

 

 

detail

 

akio hayakawaportrait © designboom

 

 

concept diagram

 

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