Mode Armchair by Hitoshi Motomura

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Mode

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Armchair

INSPIRATION:
This armchair is small, but comfortable and beautiful. We aimed to achieve both a simple and beautiful form that fits in any space and high functionality as a chair. The design also expresses both by adding classic elements in a simple and contemporary form.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The long frame extending up to the arms lightly supports the compact shell and gives the shell a sense of floating. The sharp material shift between the hard wood panels on the outside of the shell and the soft fabric on the inside gives the chair a contemporary look, while at the same time creating a design with two different faces on the front and sides.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
It is easy to pull the chair with fingers on the frame or to stand up with hands on the arms. The examined construction of the frame enhances the functionality of the chair as an easy chair to relax, sit and stand up. The frame's antiqued hair finish is scratch resistant, and the mirrored finish and surface transition also make the frame appear longer and slimmer. The shell panel and inner cushions are removable and can be freely combined.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The idea for the base was born in 2000 and redesigned in 2020. A prototype was created in 2021.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The chair weighs only 11 kg and is 52 cm wide, making it very compact for an arms shell chair. The 2mm-thick aluminum shell is a new material made of 6H-hard wood grain wave-polished aluminum. The special polishing changes the color and depth depending on the angle and the way the light hits it. This special lightweight aluminum panel allows the user to bend the corners, which is difficult to do with ordinary wood, to create a beautiful shell shape that is lightweight, compact, and strong enough. The shape of the shell is created using state-of-the-art laser cutting and bending technology, while the inner cushion seat is made by the delicate handiwork of chair craftsmen. The fusion of state-of-the-art machine technology and the high level of craftsmanship in handwork has resulted in a compact, high-quality armchair.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 520mm Height 720mm Depth 500mm Weight 11kg Fabric upholstery on hard urethane, outer wood grain pattern aluminum panel, stainless steel legs

TAGS:
arm chair, compact chair, chair, dining Chairs, restaurant Chairs

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Working as an interior designer in Tokyo, Japan, the challenge is to create a space that is usable, luxurious, and efficient. Taking into account the space efficiency of urban areas, creating chairs that are compact, yet comfortable and luxurious solves many of the challenges, especially when designing restaurants.

CHALLENGE:
In addition to design and safety, functional requirements are also becoming more sophisticated. Even for chairs, there is the pursuit of a design that is more in tune with the times while combining new materials and technologies, and making new proposals is always a difficult part of the process.

ADDED DATE:
2021-09-28 10:26:26

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Hitoshi Motomura, 2021.

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
idea interior design office

PROFILE:
We are an interior design company established in Tokyo, Japan in 2003. We design various commercial facilities, including restaurants, mainly in Japan. We have also designed custom furniture and lighting fixtures as part of our restaurant and commercial facility designs.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Mode Armchair by Hitoshi Motomura is a Nominee in Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Mode Armchair by Hitoshi Motomura is Winner in Furniture Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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