Black Wire Chair by Oki Santo

Design Classic – Minimalist Master

Black Wire Chair by Oki Santo
Black Wire Chair by Oki Santo

Oki Santo designed this chair; it was a part of a series called Thin Black Lines. The series includes a chair and clothes rack intended to appear as sketches in the air or calligraphy symbols. Thin black lines like the traces of sketches drawn in the air made transparent surfaces and volumes appear, which we assigned practical functions. The outlines remained after simplifying paintings of plants and animals. They are condensed expressions of meaning, similar to Japanese calligraphy. The designs gently break the relationship of before and behind and traverse the space between two and three dimensions. Multi-faceted and constantly morphing, they move alternately between the becoming and collapsing form.

Sources

DESIGN345. Industrial Design News design345com Black Wire Chair Comments. (n.d.). Retrieved November 20, 2021, from https://web.archive.org/web/20161012081323/http://design345.com/2012/01/03/black-wire-chair/.

You may also be interested in

Yumi Kitagishi maze of underground homes

Yumi Kitagishi is a Tokyo-based illustrator known for her striking harmony of colors, hand-drawn style, and imaginative characters, reminiscent of children’s picture books. One of her specialties is her creation of full, rich, miniature worlds. A delightful maze of underground homes by Japanese illustrator Yumi Kitagishi

Nendo – Giving people small moments

Nendo is a Japanese design company founded by Sato Oki in 2002 that works globally on design projects. In Tokyo, the first office was built. The second office was opened in Milan in 2005. Over the course of 18 years of establishment, the business works with different brands and has received numerous awards.

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.