Growing Complexity with Ivy Chair
The Ivy rocking chair is a contemporary, three-dimensional manifestation of the spirit of man’s positive response to nature. They draw their inspiration from a dual interest in traditional palm weaving techniques and the natural resonance of nature’s wondrous structure and form. The former follows the transformation of flat materials into three-dimensional structural objects with a first-hand awareness of indigenous craft processes in Brazil and its lifestyle. The latter follows the transformation of micro bio-structures into macro, with naturalist Ernst Haeckel’s 1904 publication Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature) informing an aesthetic appeal as well as a further awareness of eco psychology and nature’s therapeutic effect.
The Ivy chair has a transformable top into a pillow and it has a place for books. It is all made out of non-peeling and water resistant woven felt and American wood Oak. This is the first finished piece of new series objects that are being developed by the designer.