February 21, 2012
Last month, we came across the charming knit-bombed Eames wire chair, a cheeky marriage between industrial steel and soft yarn. DIY craft and mass production came together in a seemingly predestined pairing, as if that metal grid were meant for crocheted variation all along. But just when you thought it couldn’t get better, Swedish designer Ola Gillgren introduces his Big Basket chair, a sort of bespoke Darth Vader pod made out of colored felt woven into a steel frame. The designer combines old basket-weaving techniques with thin steel geometries to create a womb-like pod that is both sleek and vernacular. We’re sure you don’t have to be a Scandinavian model in icy blue pants to enjoy this.