Bandyopadhyay & Schillaci are presenting cantilever chair Indi at Pure Startup


Designer Boris Bandyopadhyay and architect Fabio Schillaci invented Indi chair in 2014. Its shape enables not only vertical movements while sitting but also horizontal swinging. This aim could be achieved by separating the seat from the backrest portion of the chair. Indi weights only about 4 kg and is a fresh approach to the classic cantilever chair as it was developed by Mart Stam in 1926.

The imm cologne offers young design talents a big stage again in 2014

Pure54_D3_AufmacherPhotos: Constantin Meyer; koelnmesse

At the imm cologne’s newcomer platform [D³] Design Talents, experimental design comes face to face with international trade professionals. The two formats that have been established here to promote young designers, the [D³] Contest competition and the [D³] Professionals forum, present visitors to the international furnishing fair with a selection of the best next-generation designers.

Fläpps by Ambivalenz: the reincarnation of the folding chair

Photo: Ambivalenz

Anyone who’s never done it before is in for a surprise: a single flick of the wrist – and it’s ready for use. “Fläpps”, the folding chair by young Berlin design label Ambivalenz, is not only extremely thin – just 20 mm – its various patterns and motifs make it a design object as well. The specially developed folding mechanism permits easy transport and one-handed operation – if you fold it out at the top, it folds out at the bottom too.