Moroso Nanook Chair
  • Moroso Nanook Chair
  • Moroso Nanook Chair
  • Moroso Nanook Chair
  • Moroso Nanook Chair
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Moroso Nanook Chair

nanook chair
Design Philippe Bestenheider, 2008
White lacquered steel, bent plywood
Made in Italy by Moroso

The Nanook collection is composed of a chair and a low table. It reflects a study of the passage from two to three dimensions based on observing the tanning of a quadruped's hide. The chair's upholstery should be seen as a sign, a trace, a memory of the animal, the transfiguration of its skin. This taut skin evokes memories of the animal it once was. The same skin, pleated, gives us the three-dimensionality of a chair or armchair. The structure is a hexagonal network inspired by molecular geometry or a snowflake. The natural form of a skin for the chair's upholstery. The rigorous geometry of Nature for its structure. Like the Inuit peoples who wear animal skins for protection, Nanook's technical-fabric upholstery has tribal echoes. The pleated, three-dimensional skin is transformed into a contemporary object through the use of digital printing for the upholstery, and molded synthetic material for the structure. Nanook seating - whose name is derived from the protagonist of the first nature documentary in film history - preserves tribal memories while looking to the future and to technology with the same optimism with which Nanook observed his icy environment.

Nanook features a varnished steel base in either white or grey with a bleached bent oak plywood shell. The shell is offered with a printed film design on the front and natural finish on the back.

20.75" w | 30.25" h | 19" d | seat: 17.25" h

Philippe Bestenheider

Metal Furniture