(smow)abseits: Yanko Design Relax Competition
Its a few days old, but what with Easter, planning for Milan and the sunny weather we are little hinterher.
First prize went to Nick Trincia for his/her “Fluid Rocker”. Resembling the bizarre love child from an Eames plastic series A shell and a Panton Chair, “Fluid Rocker”is felt lined for both added comfort and to protect floor surfaces from the rocking action. For us a worthy winner. And who knows maybe one day Vitra will produce it.
Among the runners up we were especially impressed by “Cloud Sofa” from DK Wei. Not only does it resemble a cloud in form, but thanks to the wonders of magnetism it “floats”, unsupported, above the base. If it actually works and is as comfortable as it appears in the photos, is in all honesty of secondary importance to us. We find the concept fantastic.
All competition entries can be viewed here.