Polygon

By Numen/ForUse

Evers since we first began to engage with design, we were fascinated with the standard modernist typology of chairs with modest dimensions that meet all functional parameters, without burdening the space with their bulkiness. We have explored a series of alternatives that are in line with these values, but also offer a new formal approach. Polygon retains all traditional elements of a modernist chair, but deconstructs them, creating new relations between them. The form of the bent steel bars of the structure, the seat and the backrest are coordinated via a triangular geometry. The composition of the triangle is accentuated when viewed from the side, but once the observer begins to move, these forms transform into hexagons and more complex polygons. We have continued to develop Polygon in close cooperation with prostoria, and have launched a new version of the chair that retains all features of the original design, but in an improved form. The resulting product has a somewhat defamiliarizing effect, seeming both familiar and distinctly contemporary.

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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.

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