~ Family Chair //Junya Ishigami for Living Divani

The images of the 'family chair' designed by Junya Ishigami are amazing, the setting is such a great contrast with the form of the distorted wire chairs. Inspiring images.
A collection of chairs with a remarkable magnified optical effect, for light objects, practical in their harmony. These pieces are light, harmonious and easy to use; they could be read as a result of the distortion given by the lens in Drop Table. For some fun, take a look at the images of the chairs 'socialising' at the biennale in kortrijk, belgium- hilarious!

'Chairs that live in harmony, like a family. Whilst they are all similar, each chair has a slightly different shape, and its own personality. There is a wide chair, a tall chair, a short chair, a normal chair and a stool. It’s fun to choose which chair to sit on, depending on the day’s mood. It’s also fun to decide which is your favourite chair. Like a family sitting around a table, so the chairs are arranged around the table.' Junya Ishigami
Family Chair, Junya Ishigami

  'family' chair is an ironic, distorted revisitation of an archetype.

 Junya Ishigami, enfant prodige of Japanese architecture, began his career at Studio SANAA before opening his own studio, junya.ishigami+associates, in 2004. His most interesting designs include: Table, a 10 metre long steel table with an ultra-thin oscillating top, designed in 2005, Balloon, an enormous aerostatic balloon presented at the exhibition Space for Your Future at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007, a polyfunctional space on the campus of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Tokyo, also in 2007, and the mounting of the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Architecture exhibition in 2008. He has also exhibited at the Barbican with 'Architecture of Air' 2011 - an architectural installation which, at a total of 300g.





Family chairs, at the Biennale Kortrijk, Belgium
Living Divani
Discovered Via Lotta Attagon
Images of Family Chair Biennale, Belgium courtesy Designboom