Exploded Chair – Joyce Lin

The ubiquitous form of a wooden chair is called into question by artist and designer Joyce Lin with her “Exploded Chair”. Lin’s chair is a “response to themes of inter/dis-connectivity with our environment”, and is an unanswered question of the relationship between materiality and permanence. By encasing the separate pieces of the chair in acrylic boxes, commonly […]

Student work in Milan

Eight talented students from the Rhode Island School of Design are being featured at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan 2016. The student work came from a research studio course where furniture design students were teamed with textile students and given the task of challenging the role of soft material in furniture design. The resulting pieces […]

Better with Age…

The 1085 Edition Chair Bartoli Design has created a new piece of furniture for its 2015 line and it is age defying. This chair is one that was made to age. The wooden base will withstand years of use and remain unchanged and yet the leather will get texture, deepen color, and soften over the years. […]