"What happened this year is just the beginning of a very bad story," says Prof. Dr Tom Levanič from the Slovenian Forestry Institute about this year's forest fires. The consequences of global warming have never been more directly manifested in Slovenia than this summer. The fires have destroyed thousands of hectares of forest, leaving only ashes in their wake. Unfortunately, this summer is not an exception that will be remembered for a long time to come. Experts warn that heat waves will become much more frequent year by year. The chair can be made of different types of wood. The components of the 'dead' chair are treated according to the traditional Japanese technique for the external protection of wood, Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban), in which the wood is protected by burning. Burning makes the wood more resistant to fire, pests and decay. The other part that seemingly comes out of the dead chair - the soul of the chair - remains natural-looking. The whole chair is coated with natural oils. "Anima Relinquens Corpus, or in Slovenian 'The Soul Leaves the Body', is a chair that attempts to commemorate the apocalyptic scenes of the burnt forests, while at the same time suggesting that there is still hope for a better future. But is humanity ready and able to stop the unstoppable?
Evelyn is an armchair that aims to redefine the way we perceive seating.
The wooden structure is in constant dialogue with the fabric, which, like in a hammock, is a suspended surface: this allows you to feel completely comfortable and surrounded. The almost complete absence of contact with hard parts gives a pleasant feeling of lightness.
The entire structure comprises only five engineered or solid wood elements, machined by CNC milling and algorithmically optimised to ensure maximum structural stability and minimum material consumption. The backrest is crossed by a continuous cut-out containing a leading spiral of fabric, while the legs are fixed with metal links.
The armchair shows a warm and contemporary look, while the interaction between the softness of the fabric and the slenderness of the structure provides a stimulating and interesting play of forces. Evelyn is designed to be completely disassembled in a compact package.
KERF is a space-saving chair that can be put on a hanger and stored like a garment in a wardrobe. It's always ready to be set up quickly to serve visiting friends and family. Its purpose is to enrich plywood, make it bendable and fold it like paper origami. It is designed for practical people living in small spaces.
The name comes from the cutting technique; it is inspired by the CNC milling process and optimised for it to save production time and costs.