The collaborative efforts of textile designer Mika Barr (Studio Mikabarr) and industrial designer Gil Sheffi from design studio Producks have resulted in the creation of the Poli lounge chair. This innovative product reflects their belief that a crossover between textiles and industrial design can create exciting new possibilities and junctures for interior furnishings.
Poli's fabric was specially developed for the project, using a folding technique that turns 2D printed pattern into 3D form with a unique and structural aesthetic. Just one piece of fabric is needed for the seat, arms and back of the chair, with an innovative printing technique that means the material has an active part in the creation of its final form.
The resulting product has a strong geometric visual appearance, unique in its form. It is also extremely comfortable, welcoming users to sit down and rest. The chair has been selected by leading trend-forecaster and curator Lidewij Edelkoort to be exhibited for the first time at Design Museum Holon, in a display entitled ‘Gathering - from domestic craft to contemporary process'.
Studio Mikabarr & Producks
Studio Mikabarr is a textile and print design studio based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The studio, by Mika Barr, develops and creates unique 3D textiles and textile - based products in various printing techniques, for fashion and interiors (life style).