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London based designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien has designed Paper Planes, a reading chair for Italian furniture company Moroso. In designer’s words, “A reading chair designed for Moroso that is capacious, embracing and comfortable, yet visually light. The project began with a new fabric we designed incorporating Swarovski Crystal Elements. The idea underlying the fabric came from folded graph paper, which brings to mind mathematical and scientific images, in total contrast to the festive and joyful characteristics associated with crystals.
Using Remix as a base, a fabric by Kvadrat, we printed a check pattern and applied adjacent lines of crystals. The contrasting shadow line of the print means the crystals visually recede, coming to life when the light gleams off them.
As the name “Paper Planes” suggests, we developed the chair forms by darting and folding paper and card. The check fabric offered its own constraints and informed us about the direction the chair should take. With a reading chair in mind, we created forms that allow the user to move around and recline in different positions.”