Frank la Riviere Architects Portfolio Blog

TENT LONDON SEPTEMBER 22-25 2011

The new “knock-down” version of COLOUR & LINE CHAIR to be shown at TENT LONDON

After its debut at DesignTide Tokyo now for the first time on show in Europe the new prototype of our Colour & Line Chair. Constructed with a minimum amount of elements the chair offers a puzzle-like playfulness and geometric beauty through its lines and surfaces.
The basic concept of showing the connections and the interconnections of the elements in an honest way forms the base of its aesthetic. Its assembly method is minimal.
The seating element and backrest simply slot into the armrests and are held in place with wedges that remain visible as subtle details. This allows the chair to be stored and transported flat. Consistently made out of 18mm durable maple plywood, only the chairs surfaces are coloured leaving the wood grain exposed. The lines of the plywood layers are left blank while the whole chair is poly-urethane lacquered. Change the colours of the parts and an infinite number of combinations can be created. With this possibility of variation, the chair can fit any interior environment. And not only is the chair aesthetically good-looking but the slanted seating and backrest guarantee it is also comfortable in use. Except for a dining chair, a lounge chair and matching table can be produced as well.

See it, Buy it, Source it First
Tent London is one of the largest design trade shows taking place during the London Design Festival each September.
Now in its fifth year at the Old Truman Brewery, Tent London presents over 200 international exhibitors, showing the very latest in contemporary interior products – furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, materials and accessories.
Over 19,000 international trade buyers, high calibre specifiers, opinion forming media and design savvy consumers from 44 different countries attend the four-day event. It is regarded as the most cutting-edge and progressive trade exhibition during the London Design Festival and must attend for those who need to be seen with their finger on the pulse.