Nature has always been an inspiration for design. It is also a motivation for the AME Lounge Chair conceived by Studio Paolo Ferrari and Hiroko Takeda for Colony’s group show, Pas de Deux. Inspired by the Japanese traditional raincoat Mino made of straw, it is a low back lounge chair featuring fiber strands hanging down its back.
New York-based Japanese textile artist Hiroko Takeda has developed these strands that look like Mane (hair that grows from the top of the neck of a horse or lion). The hair at the back of the chair add a sculptural essence to its design.
Comfort and ergonomics are also finely incorporated in the chair design, which comprises two layers. Impressively, the inner and outer layers of the chair create an armrest.
With rounded corners and lines, the Ame Lounge Chair looks comfortable and elegant. Its design is well structured and smooth in functionality, plus has a sculptural essence to it.
Designed as part of Editions Paolo Ferrari, AME was originally presented during New York Design Week. AME is a work of art that just happens to tick all the boxes of “good design”.