Inspired by an article on Domus, Maria Bruun's latest design is a conceptual chair made of tubular steel and upholstered rope: the project was presented during the 2013 Fuorisalone.
During Fuorisalone 2013, Danish designer Maria Bruun presented her conceptual Soft Chair at the Meet My Project exhibition. Made of tubular steel and 300 metres of upholstered rope, the chair seeks to inhabit the cross field between textile and furniture design. “The chair was inspired by an article in Domus 927 that describes how design can advantage from morphing with textile", the designer states. "The aim was to morph the soft qualities of the textile with the constructive qualities of the furniture.”
The basic structure which creates the frame, or “skeleton”, is made of tubular steel. The application of the textile creates a final soft but angular skin that gives the chair a consistent and monolithic aesthetic.
Through a selection of innovative projects in the fields of textile, furniture and new technologies, the Meet My Project showcase sought to explore the evolution of an object, from the initial concept to the final product.