The Orange Slice
A knitted chair
Knitted chair upholstery according to STRIKKS is that the fabric is no longer in service of the underlying design. The knitting technique is leading and the textile design can now be the main factor in the design.
The concept is based upon the effect of a teabag in hot water. An intensifying colour grows from the teabag; the longer it simmers, the darker the fluid becomes. Thus does the colour gradient on both sides. The intensification of the colour is strenghtened by the effect of the ribs. The ribs are knitted, and the reliëf increases from the middle to the sides. The new fabric stresses the strong shape of this classic design. The chair and the fabric could not exist without each other.
About the design
Anyone who sees several Orange Slice chairs grouped together cannot fail to be touched by the playfulness of the composition. From different visual angles, the Orange Slice shows several stages of ‘curl up’. In fact, the chair seems to change shape every time you look at it. It comprises two completely identical shells of pressed beech, covered with foam on a chromed or powdercoated metal frame.
This design was exhibited at Salone del Mobile in Milan and during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven 2012.
We thank Artifort for collaborating with us in this project. The design of the chair is by Pierre Paulin for Artifort.
Photos by Geert Balvers & STRIKKS
Unfortunately, the chair is not in production, yet.