Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Velichko Velikov’s Elaxa Chair
Arguably one of the cooler chairs I’ve seen recently, Velichko Velikov’s Elaxa Chair is a fluid furniture piece that’s an amazing contemporary take on the classic Thonet bentwood chair designs. Developed simply from bentwood and metallic joints, seat and base, the Elaxa Chair took the rules developed by classic Prague and Tivoli chairs and really mixed things up with layers of bentwood and the use of that amazing reflective metal. Equally interestingly, the version of the Elaxa Chair developed from acrylic is a smart alternative that takes on a flair all its own for a completely different interior mood. Despite their modern appearance, the bentwood Elaxa Chairs could equally be a fantastic counterpart to a heavy, bold dining arrangement or a bright and approachable kitchenette.