As a company, Prostoria is oriented to the production in solid wood, which has resulted in the creation of the Rhomb chair, my first project realized in that noble material. Our intention was to design a chair with a distinguishing identity combined with accentuated comfortableness. For that reason, our design includes a number of small but decisive shifts in geometry and ergonomics that have been meticulously researched in the course of the project development. The Rhomb is somewhat wider than a common chair while its backrest organically continues into prolonged armrests. This allows for various, more relaxed seating positions and feasting becomes a hedonic act. The chair's organic shape is in opposition with the contemporary rhomboid geometry found in the cross section of the backrest and legs. Tactile and visual qualities of solid wood are accentuated owing to the combination of the state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated manual processing.
Established in ’13, Simon Morasi Piperčić is a Zagreb-based design office that works on various projects ranging from furniture and spatial design to site-specific installations, art direction, and design consultancy.
The distinctive identity of the studio lies in the intercultural space between elitism and egalitarianism, exclusivity and inclusiveness, avant-garde experiments and highly marketable products, which has helped the team to successfully build a specific position easily recognizable in the global professional context.
The office has been granted with some of the most highly considered awards - German Design Award in 2017, Red Dot in ’13 and ’15 and Interior Innovation award in ’15. In ’14, they were a part of the team that designed Croatian pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale. Their work was published in several renowned magazines (Dezeen, Domus, Frame, Designboom etc.) and exhibited worldwide.