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7 November 2011

budapest design week 2011: elastic chair by velichko velikov




the elastic bands of 'lastika' are durable and flexible
image © kassel & wassel



london-based, bulgarian-born home wear designer velichko velikov created 'lastika' in the italian lagostudio workshop.
the circular shape of the steel tubular frame, in combination with the 40 vibrant elastic bands that comprise the
seat of the chair, has a flower-like resemblance. the color scheme of the elastic belts are reminiscent of the traditional shades
of bulgarian tapestry work. 'lastika's lightweight design is highly portable while also upholding structural integrity as
an entirely stable piece.

the piece was featured at budapest design week 2011  in the program series 'design hét couleur locale:
európa snínei tárgyakban': the colours of europe in objects design exhibition’ within the bulgarian cluster.
three contemporary projects from thirty countries of the european union were featured in the exhibit as the cultural
and artistic characteristics of each nation were appreciated in each display. the pieces were selected based upon
the guidance of that nation's design experts by assessing the artists' ability to convey the local color,
tone and aesthetic of their respective homes.



detailed view of the front
image © kassel & wassel



detailed view of the side
image © kassel & wassel



the piece as observed at budapest design week 2011, 'design hét couleur locale: európa snínei tárgyakban': the colours of europe in objects design exhibition’
image © designboom



conceptual sketch of the 'lastika chair'
image © kassel & wassel



 


detailed sketch of the chair system by velichko velikov
image © kassel & wassel

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