Inspired by the man’s interaction with the tactile surfaces found in nature, the Haptic Chair is the pure expression of detailed handicraft work. With a unique, elegant shape and textures that activate your sense of touch, the chair created by Trine Kjaer Design Studio is an item that will impress you with its simple grace. “The chair focusses on the haptic processes of the sense of touch and on how we are drawn towards object, wishing to investigate and by the hand, activating the sense of touch, to feel tactile differences of the chair.”
The Haptic Chair is made out of oak wood and fabric. The backrest and the seating are wrapped into a rough material that stimulates the body’s sensitivities. Albeit the chair’s rustic kind-of-feel might make the chair stand out when integrated into a simple, minimalist décor, the furniture item doesn’t require a special setting: living room, terrace or courtyard – these are all good spots to place it and enjoy a session of relaxation.
The best modular shelving systems will encourage individual expression and personal style. An investment in both design and practicality, they are something that we choose to live with (design is arguably always a choice). Famed industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked: “I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. A poorly-designed product is not only uglier than a well-designed one but it is of less value and use. Worst of all it might be intrusive.” This quote, from a speech on ‘Design by Vitsœ’ presented by Rams in New York, 1976, remains pertinent today.
The examples of modular shelving systems in this article are carefully chosen with a focus on their utility, aesthetic and universality. Individuals purchasing any of these shelving options are likely to have made a conscientious and considered decision, assessing the possibilities for placement and their necessity. This writer postulates that the shelving systems featured below are designed with the intelligent user in mind. Such people typically value good design and think about its quality, usefulness, longevity, clarity and detail.