MisoSoupDesign may be a new household name to some, but this global architecture and design firm has achieved greatness amongst the sustainable design world. With one example of their product design showcased here in the Kulms Chair 01 - produced by the Lerival design house - it's difficult to ignore the organic shape that pinpoints our exhaustive need for spatial efficiency.
Kulms Chair. Designed by MisoSoup Design.
Bent Plywood Stacking Chair
Derived from the shape of the culm, or root, of a bamboo plant, the Kulms Chair 01 is a guest chair that can be easily stacked and stored. It's elegance is created using a CNC-milled and lacquered plywood that comes in your choice of black, white, or wood finishes. Standing at a height of 32", a depth of 21", and a 17" width, it's ideal for the modern home.
Miso Soup Design is based in Barcelona, Spain and led by Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan. They are a team of two architects and have worked together since their New York City inception, back in 2004. The incredible duo approaches architecture from their two bases in Tokyo and Barcelona. As previously mentioned, their names may ring a bell with those of you who keep up on sustainable innovation. As USGBC LEED-accredited professionals, they were selected to serve as researches for Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 that took place at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, in their base city of Northern Spain.
They have said that dedicating their practice to researching material property, systematic strategy, and re-evaluate functionality keeps them aware of the direct connection between environment, limited resources, and the concept of their design (that) constantly incorporates new ideas with minimal wasted materials. Knowing of the MisoSoupDesign passion for the earth and art, Lerival - a design house represented by some of the best architects - produces the graceful curves of the Kulms Chair 01 with the same enthusiasm for its longevity in your home as we have for the planet.