The egg's the thing this spring, with the hatching of the next generation of egg chairs throughout the design industry. Martela, a Finnish design house out of Helsinki, has announced the colorful Koop chair by Karim Rashid.
Out of Melbourne, designer Emma Selzer, a student at Plus Architecture, has produced Plus Egg Chair, a wooden laminate suspended work station out of half an egg; while in Munich, Philippe Starck's Play Lounge Chair stands out among Play Collection for manufacturer Dedon.
The Koop chair
Featuring an ergonomic backrest, a pink ribbed cushioning and solid blue shell, The Koop chair is designed for an office space, living room or bedroom area.
“I wanted the Koop chair to create an organic womb-like space," said Rashid. "The soft shaped structure produced creates cradles you in a sense of serenity, privacy and peace. The pure egg-like chair presents purity, perfection, minimalism, and holism."
The Plus Egg Chair
Composed of 110 pieces of plywood, Emma Selzer's pod-like station features a bolt and swivel design for the egg to hang from the ceiling or sit on the floor, with the option to revolve 360 degrees or remain still, as well as the option for openness or privacy.
The Play Lounge Chair
On manufacturer Dedon's 20th birthday, Philippe Starck has created the Play Collection including the Play Lounge Chair. Constructed of molded polypropylene and fiberglass, the single piece features an interior of plush vibrant orange, with the option of the chair as floor lounger, hanging lounger, and a base-less pair perched on a pretty platform.