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Wooden Rocking Chair
This innovative and ‘green’ chair was designed by Rochus Jacob. Advanced nano-dynamo technology is built into the skids of the chair and more efficient light sources – such as the newly developed OLED generation – made it possible to build a rocking chair with a reading lamp running on electricity generated from the rocking motion.
This interesting chair is called ‘Vasa Intestina’ and is part of the Symbiosis chair series that was created in 2007, by Lisa Jones. Lisa was born in London and educated at Wimbledon School of Art and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Following her move to Sydney in 2002 and a masters degree at Sydney College of the Arts, Jones’ work has expanded to include such mediums as laser-cut acrylic, felt, hand-sawn timber, cast silicon and drawing on paper, through which she continues her on-going explorations of the human body and its relationship with the everyday.
Anthropologie worked with South African furniture makers, Melville and Moon, to recreate the classic foldable, adaptable hardwood campaign chair and had the local Pretoria textile company, Design Team, upholster it in a pink African cameo pattern. This is an example of Anthropologie’s recent efforts to support South African artists and their creative community.
The Suitcase Chair
This old worn out suitcase gets a new life as an African Chic comfy chair. The chair is reinforced with a steel internal structure with timber legs and upholstered in South African Design Team Map fabric. This stunning chair has been designed by Katie Thompson from South Africa. Katie Thompson started Recreate, an interior design range and has seven years experience in the design, furniture and fabric industry in London and Cape Town.