This beautiful, lace-like chair is on display with the international flower arrangements at Canada Blooms this past March. And boy, did it grab our attention.
You couldn’t actually test the chair at Canada Blooms to experience its full effect but, nonetheless, it had an impressive wingspan and made for some memorable visitor photos.
Designed by Eiri Ota and Irene Gardpoit Chan from the Toronto-based design firm UUfie, the pair began the project by cutting, bending and folding paper. Eventually they decided to create the 18-chair limited run from an acrylic composite sheet that required the duo to manipulate it to shape within minutes.
As the description from their publicist states, “The idea of freezing a fluid moment is literally captured as the material is stretched by hand.”
According to the design duo – who have worked within the fields of architecture, interior design and furniture design – the nature-inspired Peacock is “an expression of trying to capture a natural instance, such as a flower blossoming or a bird’s tail fanning in a ritual courtship.”
This, they say, a representation of “frozen moments of beauty and happiness.” Three versions of the chair, which are intended for indoor use, are available in white and a selection of other colours.
Another prototype is currently sitting pretty at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi exhibit in Milan, and it was showing at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The chair runs at a mystery price but interested parties have been welcomed to inquire to Spazio Rossana Orlandi at firstname.lastname@example.org.