STRAW – Family by osko+deichmann at the BER-JFK in New York
“STRAW – Family” by BLÅ STATION is exhibited at the BER-JFK in New York
The exhibition showcases the creative diversity of Berlin‘s unique and vibrant design scene. The hand-picked selection of Berlin products features a wide range of objects by designers living and working in Berlin. From interior solutions to home accessories, the works enfold new possibilities to modern living spaces.
Opening hours: Friday May 18 – Monday May 21st, 12PM to 7PM
Noho Design District, 22 Bond Street, New York, NY, 10012
Straw is a stackable chair constructed entirely of steel. What makes Straw 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 revolutionized the furniture industry and heralded a new era for furniture. With Straw, 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.
Straw received with the Forum +1 Award at the 2010 Stockholm Furniture Fair.