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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Kokon Chair

Kokon Chair

Our peculiar object of the week is the ‘Kokon Chair’ created by Dutch designer Jurgen Bey, who wrapped existing chairs with tight, elastic synthetic fiber resulting in a highly imaginative hybrid. Futuristic nostalgics? Sure. The conceptually interesting thing here, is that instead of using raw material, existing products are recycled as a design material for a new product. Furthermore Kokon furniture subverts the idea of an ideal form by suggesting infinite variations of the archetype; Form follows Form.

kokon family

See also: How to grow a Chair, Treetrunk Bench, Sketch furniture, Living Furniture, Bone Chair, Folding Chair, Dynamic Terrain, Breathe Table, Bonsai Tree Table.

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  1. Oh.. and if you think this chair is soo 21th century I would agree but I also have to add that is was designed in 1997. :)

  2. The Best