The clever Eggpicnic, best known for their creative children’s toys, is also the mind behind Amalia chair, a hand-woven, sinuous, and ovoid lounge chair crafted from mimbre. The Chilean material uses an old-world weaving technique that “originated in Chimbarongo, a town located 160 km south of the Chilean capital.” Christopher Macaluso and Camila De Gregorio of Eggpicnic realized the furniture design with the help of mimbre artisans Francisco Palma and Mario Rojas.
Amalia chair. Manufactured by Eggpicnic.
Mimbre Lounge Chair Showcases Chilean Weaving Technique
Amalia twists and turns in an undulating fashion, its seat a welcome convex hole in the center of this woven sculpture. Each side of Amalia features a perfect circle allowing one to view the technique of weaving mimbre. A window into the weave, this porthole intensifies the Amalia’s nautical feel—the chair resembles the lovely shape of a marine cephalopod.
Available on demand, Amalia chair measures 80cm X 80cm X 65 cm (approximately 31 x 31 x 25 inches). The size is neither too large nor too small: it is the perfect amount of mimbre material to cradle one’s body just so. A perfect perch for reading, contemplating, or conversing, Amalia provides a nest for the human body, making one feel light enough to take flight.
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About the Manufacturer: Eggpicnic is a South American deign studio that creates children’s toys, including limited edition pieces, furniture, logos, and illustrations. Their line of resin kids’ toys includes a funky figurine of Jesus and egg-shaped ladies on legs.