This seat first took shape near Paris inside the bodywork of Jean Baptiste Anotin's parents, where the young French designer - founder in 2017 of design studio Waiting for Ideas - spent most of his childhood. The charm of the automotive industry has influenced both in technical and purely aesthetic terms the project No Seat Belt Required, where harmonious curves with a vintage aftertaste are evident through a seat created by recovering old car metal sheets. The result is certainly surprising and demonstrates the quality of the execution of this small production created within the family body shop founded in 1922.
The designer told us that he embarked on the design of the first prototype without using any 3D software, thus letting the technical characteristics of the material guide the creation of the seat. “This project is an exercise aimed at transforming a technical material into something functional and aesthetic” - explained Anotin. The entire execution of the work was done by hand and the process began with cutting and bending and was then finalized with painting. No Seat Belt Required also demonstrates a very important aspect, mastering a technique or having attended a workshop can represent a huge advantage in terms of designing and executing a project where the authenticity of craftsmanship will certainly not be lacking.