The german furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll, will be unveiling a new chair, designed by Ben Van Berkel, at Orgatec 2008 in Cologne. The chair ‘Mychair’ is a new project of the Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel, who is also the founder of UN Studio architecture. The chair can be used alone or in multiples.
Ben van berkel describes how a chair designed by a architect is different from one designed by a designer:“The architectural approach to furniture is different from that of the industrial designer as the architect begins with the space and the environment that the chair will become a part of. All the details of the chair are considered for their spatial effects. This architectural approach to furniture is connected with a very personal ideology of space.”
pictures and info, from UN Studio webpage.