Matali Crasset, Self-made seat, Milan design week, transformable furniture, modular furniture, flexible spaces, green design, Salone del Mobile, furniture design

Designer Matali Crasset’s interests span different typologies and techniques – from traditional Zimbabwean weaving techniques to low-impact living pods for modern artists and pop-up libraries. Her latest design – The Self-made Seat – is inspired by her previous concept for Campeggi called Concentré de Vie, also based on a modular furniture system. This project consisted of two upholstered chairs and two pebble-like cushions, housed in a triangular base that could also be used as a single bed.

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The modules come in two different sizes and can form a sofa whose look draws on a design from 1998. Larger pieces are used as seats and backrests, while smaller ones form armrests. The main material, which resembles brown paper, features orange fabric which looks like strips meant to hold the “package” together. Users can take the modules by the polypropylene strips and shift them around to create a desirable form. The new design is exhibited at the the Salone del Mobile, part of Milan Design Week.

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