Not too long ago you may remember reading about the Brick Sofa post written about the trio of Danish men known as KiBiSi. They had made an entire couch out of cushions in a brick-layering effect manufactured by Versus. For their country's pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, we spotted another seat with an entirely new attitude. It's called the Shanghay chair, and according to its dedicated page on the KiBiSi website, the simple looking structure has a story to tell.
Shanghay Chair Collection. Designed by KiBiSi for Versus.
Tell the Shanghai World Expo 2010 Story With the Shanghay Danish Chair Design by KiBiSi
Conceived to match the Danish Pavilion's long social bench by BIG architect, Bjarke Ingels (the 'Bi' of KiBiSi), in collaboration with Jeppe Hein - that wraps around the inside and outside of their futuristic structure - the Shanghay chair by HAY was created as the simple, singular version of its long sister seating. It is made from four different segments, or pliable planes, that merge legs and back together. More specifically, two of the planes bend into the four legs, and the other two create a backrest that folds under the legs, forming the seat. All throughout the pavilion in Shanghai, the Shanghay chairs were a hit, scattered in the bar and picnic areas, lounges and along the safety barriers for all to enjoy.
Like their Brick Sofa, KiBiSi uses the skills of Kilo Design, BIG architects, and Skibsted Ideation to fuse their design, architecture, and innovation into a unified front. Since their expertise spreads itself into every aspect of design, their approach to product and furniture design is almost over-the-top amazing. For instance, the strong moulded plywood Shanghay chair is so easy to assemble and disassemble that it is perfect for temporary structures, homes, offices, and restaurants alike. Since it is also offered in mix-and-match or solid color combinations, you can be sure it fits into any project - and closet - like a charm.