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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Chair [Wan Chair]
Business Owner
ITOKI CORPORATION
Category
Furniture for shop, office, public space
Company
ITOKI CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
20G120723
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

[Meeting chairs that provide relaxed seating comfort] This series provides not only a simple and cozy design that works with casual spaces but also high functionality and storability which are perfect for a diverse range of office space uses.

Producer

Yohei Yamamoto, Product Management Div., ITOKI CORPORATION

Director

Kohei Wada, Product Design Dept., ITOKI CORPORATION

Designer

Mugi Yamamoto/ Luca Mazzon/ Gen Matsuzaki, ITO DESIGN GmbH

ITO DESIGN GmbH

More information

https://www.itoki.jp/products/mchair/wan/

Already on the market
2020/3/13

Evaluation

The Wan Chair is a shell-type nesting chair (folding chair) that establishes a new sense of style, while maintaining functionality and efficiency in offices as work styles become increasingly diverse and casual. Whereas conventional nesting chairs tended to be designed with a focus on their structural beauty and storage efficiency when folded, this product’s key feature is a mechanism that tips the shell itself up. While it takes up more space, the entirely new concept of turning the seat upside-down is quite splendid and the soft, appealing form when nested fosters a unique atmosphere. The hinge contains a magnet, ensuring that the mechanism works smoothly and promoting the movement of people. Stylishly incorporated into every aspect of the design, these ingenious touches will make work more enjoyable.

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