Post Profile

Rattan office chair combines sustainability with good looks

Would you use this in your office? Office chairs are rarely as elegant as they are ergonomic and comfortable, so Royal College of Arts graduate and designer Andrea Mestre set out to address that issue—along with the question of sustainability. Her solution is the Gandia, a “dynamic” chair made from rattan cane that allows the user to move and stretch within it. Formed by several bent pieces of the flexible palm plant, the office seating combines a rounded and reclining backrest attached to the frame by way of a pivot joint, a seat that glides forward and backward in response, and curved arm rests.
read more


Related Posts

Made in China: Émilie Voirin Reinterprets Iconic Chairs in Biodegradable Bamboo and Rattan

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

London-based product designer Émilie Voirin has courageously re-interpreted a crop of iconic modern chairs into fantastic biodegradable seats. Using woven rattan and bamboo, the designer created sustainable versions of Verner Panton...

Herman Miller Setu Chairs

House & Home / Interior Design : Office Design Blog

From the international leader of ergonomic chair design Herman Miller comes a new family of multipurpose office chairs dubbed the Setu Chairs.  The new line was designed by Studio 7.5 of Berlin (who also designed Herman Millers Mirr...

IKEA FJÄLLBERGET Office & Conference Chair — Daily Tech Find

House & Home / Interior Design : Apartment Therapy

FJÄLLBERGET Conference Chair • $199.00 • IKEA As much as I recommend an ergonomically engineered task chair or standing desk for everyday multi-hour use, sometimes all you really need is a comfortable office chair for short stints o...

Light, Sober and Comfortable: Volo Chair by Andreas Störiko

House & Home / Interior Design : freshome

Volo Chair was designed by German designer Andreas Störiko for the Swedish manufacturer Lammhults. With a sober, yet spectacular design, the project is suited for offices, home desks or minimalist living-rooms (may we suggest a blac...

1.3 Chair Breathes Sustainability Into a Classic Design With Delicate Balsa Wood

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

The 1.3 Chair is a classic design constructed using balsa wood (from Ochroma pyramidale), a material considered a sustainable alternative to many other woods. Designed by Kihyun Kim, a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art, ...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC