“Build Up” chair and table – Philipe Nigro

This piece attracts me personally in its utilitarian nature: assembled from one flat piece of cardboard, easily packed into a small bundle, and be stored away or transported. I love how the compartments are extremely simple single units, and the whole piece is composed of basically repeated elements. This also forms a unique design language of the chair/table. The idea of repetition of minimal single units reminds me also of Shigeru Ban’s 10 unit system components.

This child’s table is based in the structural principle that is used to make aircraft wings. Made completely of layers of corrugated cardboard and cut using a hollow punch, is assembled by slotting together, which is even simple enough for a child.

The Build Up corrugated cardboard table and chair, designed by Philippe Nigro for the debut collection of the new Italian furniture maker and retailer, Skitsch. Skitsch is a $16 million start-up that plans to open a flagship store in Milan.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/04/19/arts/20090419-DESIGN_2.html?_r=0

http://www.bonluxat.com/a/philippe-nigro-build-up-childs-table.html

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