Sylki Chair

Gradation, aeration and ergonomics come together in a new piece by POD

Contoured around natural seating postures, the Sylki Chair is the latest furniture design from Brooklyn-based studio POD Design. By considering ergonomics the geometrical chair’s surface features highly specific undulations and indentations designed to enhance comfort while distributing pressure on joints. To reduce waste the chair is molded from a single sheet of laser-cut, 20 gauge (0.9mm thick) recycled metal. Sylki is reported to weigh “less …

Carlos Ortega Design

Stackable, solid oak chairs debut at Feria Habitat Valencia 2012

We jumped at the chance to visit Spain for this year’s Feria Habitat Valencia to check out the latest in Spanish and global furniture design. Nestled among the booths of notable names and industry vets, we found Nude, a gem of an exhibition showcasing economical, purposeful design created by fresh new talent. Of the 31 studios and students selected, the traditional aesthetic of Carlos Ortega …

Out of The Woods

RCA students camp out in Terrence Conran's backyard to produce 12 chairs featured at the V&A.

by Monica Khemsurov While wood will always be a well-respected classic in the furniture world, these days it seems like we’re constantly hearing about yet another designer making yet another new chair out of walnut or oak. But the news that 15 of them have spent a week camping in Terence Conran’s backyard while producing 12 chairs they’ve just installed in the V&A’s storied British …