Among 60 emerging designers and 20 other nominees, the Nest Chair takes the 1st prize for best furniture design. The competition is held at the Form and Design Centre, Malmö, and will be exhibited in Malmö, Karlskrona and Copenhagen until September 2010.
Inspired by a bird's nest
The young designer explains the Nest Chair: Influenced by the coming season and of nature, this chair is inspired by a bird's nest. "My idea was to create a graphical chaos which still felt like a unified whole.
The chair's supporting structure consists of a bottom, seat and four stabilizing legs. To create a "nest feeling" I played with birch strips in different thicknesses and hurled them around the supporting structure. In order not to divert attention from the nest of birch strips, I have chosen to make a very anonymous upholstered cushion in a dusty chocolate brown which plays beautifully with the pale birch. It was natural for me that the chair had a soft center to create references to the bird's nest, that are typically lined with down, to form a confident frame for eggs and chicks".
is arranged by Konst/Design in Örestad in cooperation with The Form/Design Center and
SVID. Read more about the competition and following exhibition: www.sydform.nu
Nina Bruun i "Nest"