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JAPAN lounge chair

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Lounge chair
  • Company/Firm
    Yellow Forms Design
  • Designer
    Jan Goderis
  • Location
    Belgium
  • Project Date
    januari 2020

I found inspiration for this lounge chair at traditional Japanese architecture. The most notable concept in this Japan collection is the sophisticated play of proportions and its metal frame, which is combined with both wood and leather. The colours of the wood, leather and metal can be custom ordered meaning the collection can be perfectly integrated into various interiors. The collection functions as a resting point; but at the same time it is meant to radiate an architectural monumentality. With a minimum of materials, maximum functionality is achieved, by the use of a metal frame combined with wood and leather. Sustainability is very important, focus is on comfort, and quality materials, so that it can be used for decades. Ecological products and materials have been used for production, environmentally friendly lacquer, leather tanned with wood resin... Despite its simple design, the design required extensive aesthetic and technical research. Eg; manufacturing the legs is only possible by CNC machines. For a larger production seating can be made in Polyurethane.

Bio
Jan Goderis was born in 1966, Ghent, Belgium. He graduated from Interior Design at St-Lucas, Art and Architecture college in Ghent, Belgium. During his professional career, he continues to extend the boundaries in designing interior architecture, furniture, lightning and objects. The continuous learning and developing of skills are what drive Jan onwards in his career. Coupled with the 25 years of experience, there is a unlimited pursuit and challenge to design furniture, lighting and objects.

Other prizes
Interieur Kortrijk, Belgium; LICC, England; Neue Wiener Werkstätte, Austria; Evolo, USA.