20 Apr Sibarita News: 5 legs to sit on with style
Sibarita News · Marzo 2016 p.2-3
During the Feria Hábitat Valencia week, the Unamo by The River gallery hosted the presentation of Kushi Chair, an innovative handcrafted seat in the shape of a flamenco comb, which forms part of a collective exhibition of innovative projects by new Valencian design talents. Designed by Sanserif Creatius and made by the Castellón-based artisans Deferro. It is inspired by the folkloric references associated with Spain that have the greatest impact in international markets, to bring the technical capacity of Spanish creators and artisans to new countries.
The team led by the designer Ana Yago opted to turn a feminine hair ornament -the comb- into an iconic seat with strong Spanish roots and which will incorporate different production techniques to demonstrate the versatility and quality of local artisans. In fact, Kushi chair – the comb chair – is an evolution of the convex body and the set of pins that fit over the bun that make up a comb, but adapted to the functional forms of a contemporary seat in which aesthetics and comfort are paramount. The comb chair, made of wrought iron, has 5 legs – 3 at the back and two at the front – whose arrangement balances and reinforces the stability of the seat, while maintaining the configuration of the complements that were formerly made of tortoiseshell from the shells of tortoiseshells. More info at Sibarita News