Straw Lounge is a lounge chair constructed entirely of steel. What makes Straw and Straw Lounge unique is the way in which the tubular steel has been deformed. Instead of forming the frame in gentle bends, Osko + Deichmann have folded the steel tubes. Folds and kinks are the most obvious way to deform a tube, but the contrast with the otherwise rounded shape of the tube produces a result that seems almost to have been fashioned by hand.
Bent tubular steel has stood as a symbol for modernity in furnishings ever since the innovative designs of Mart Stam and Marcel Breuer in the 1920s. Advances in manufacturing techniques revolutionised the furniture industry and heralded a new era for furniture.
With Straw and Straw Lounge, Osko + Deichmann pay homage to classic tubular steel furniture, while simultaneously challenging convention both visually and physically, and introducing a striking new expression to the canon of the design.
design: Tomoyuki Matsuoka
Latte 2 is a stackable chair in lacquered steel. Available with or without a seat pad, Latte is ideal in environments such as cafés, lunchrooms and restaurants, where furniture needs to be extra durable to cope with demanding daily wear and tear.
Tomoyuki Matsuoka was inspired by concepts such as calm, security, strength and voluptuousness when he designed Latte.
design: Stefan Borselius
Stefan Borselius’s prize-winning chair, Boo, is now available with a seat shell in vacuum-formed plastic.
Boo is a stackable chair with a seat shell of formfelt, fabric or leather laminated on the inside, alternatively seat shell of ABS-plastic . Boo is suitable for a variety of interiors, for example conference rooms, meeting-rooms, canteens and libraries. Because of the special characteristics of the formfelt, the seat of Boo is sound absorbing. The chair is lightweight thanks to the choice of material and construction.
In the creation of Boo, Stefan Borselius has delved deep into the process of optimising a comfortable seating shell for different kinds of bodies. Unusually comfortable and ergonomic, it takes weight of the pelvic bones and supports the small of the back.
In 2008 Boo in formfelt was awarded with the Swedish design award, Design S. Boo in formfelt is also eco-labelled with the Nordic Swan.