Osmo is a series of seating objects developed on the classic typology of chairs for terraces of hotels and restaurants. The steel structure combined with wooden seat and backrest provides an optimal equilibrium of comfort and rigidity required in demanding context of extensive use in exterior exposed to sun and seawater. A bent tube structure of expressive geometry defines the frame in which the seat and backrest made of wooden slates are inserted into. The characteristic inclination of front legs combined with extremely wide, fractured armrest, results in a biomorph appearance reminescent of an insectiod robot from SF movies.
New edition of Osmo chairs is made entirely of aluminium thus evading the oxidation and providing extra lightness required for easier storage and manipulation in extensive usage.
Numen/ForUse is a Croatian-Austrian design collective working in the fields of scenography, industrial and spatial design and conceptual art. The group was first formed in 1998 as a collaborative effort of industrial designers. Under the banner ForUse they designed for Cappellini, ClassiCon, Desalto, Interlubke, Magis, MDF Italia, Moroso and Zanotta. Numen/ForUse are the only Croatian contemporary product designers whose works are regularly represented in global anthologies of contemporary design.