SATOSHI OKADA
ARCHITECTS

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TITANIUM

Titanium is a lounge chair for both public and private indoors, conceived for arti, a Tokyo based furniture manufacture. Its design aims to achieve beauty and comfort with the neatest simplicity in composition and by means of the most advanced materials and technologies nowadays available.

I devoted this design opportunity to the realization of a ultimate bending chair within the thread of Bauhaus tradition. Its material, , requires a highly qualified craftsmanship and convoluted technologies, so that in Japan, for instance, only one company is able to cater for that.

consists of a 3 mm thick bent plate that supports the seat and the back; the legs are realized with a 45 x 10 mm flat band whereas the seat, in black leather, is sewn to the metal plate to ensure greater comfort and stability. Since is outstandingly elastic yet resistant, each structural member could be sized really thin and the resulting overall weight doesn’t exceed 15 kg.

The lean constantly adequates to the body movements thanks to a temperate reaction: the mild swinging that occurs while somebody seats on is unique, as if one were sitting on air.

PROGRAM
Chair
YEAR
 
SIZE
W 630 x D 650 x H700
MATERIALS
Titanium + leather
LEAD ARCHITECT
Satoshi Okada
COLLABORATORS
PRODUCTION:
Arti - Tokyo
PHOTO CREDITS:
Akihide Tamura
PUBLICATIONS
INTERNATIONAL:
Chairs by Architects, Arti catalogue
PHOTO CREDITS:
Akihide Tamura

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