Walter Knoll, 2008

MYchair is the first chair designed by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio and is a real architect’s chair. All the details of the chair are considered for their spatial effects. In the case of Ben van Berkel this spatial awareness is connected to his idea of the ‘after image’, referring to the capacity of three-dimensional objects to produce many different impressions when seen from different angles. These continuously changing silhouettes result in a kaleidoscopic experience, achieved in the MYchair by the faceted arrangement of the soft elements, the inward and outward curves of the chrome frame and the duo-tones of the upholstering. The facet shapes of the soft part of the chair are echoed in the curves of the frame supporting it; the bottom is reflected in the sides; and the room itself is reflected in the polished chrome of the support frame.

Client: Walter Knoll
Location: Herrenberg, Germany
Sizes: height 800mm, depth 755mm, width 865 mm
Materials : Chromed steel bar frame. Foam seat upholstered with Trevira and Kvadrat fabrics or Walter Knoll leather
Photos: Bryan Adams

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