RALPH NAUTA AND LONNEKE GORDIJN

Ghost Chair

RALPH NAUTA AND LONNEKE GORDIJN

source: architonic

The GHOST collection by Studio DRIFT is a futuristic concept of a chair, a 3D image captured within the boundaries of its outer shell.
The chairs are handmade by specialists from Europe using the best materials. A unique 3D technique is used to form unusual subsurface drawings inside the solid Plexiglass chairs. The image of the inner ghost is created by a reflection of light on tiny air bubbles.
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source: decoist

The Ghost Chair Collection presents itself in an unusual way – a thick and sturdy plexiglass shell is transformed into a fascinating three dimensional decorative object with the help of a unique 3D technique. Designed by Ralph Nauta & Lonneke Gordijn of Studio Drift, the geometric plexiglass box seems to contain its own ghost in an artistic, almost organic shape. By drawing the ghost inside the chair, the designers created over a million tiny air bubbles that reflect the air, transforming the space around this magnificent seating unit into an ever-changing background.
Pair it up with natural colors or a vivid palette of patterns and textures and you will see the interesting effect it has on the surrounding space. Whenever the light shines on the ghostly shape of the interior of the box-inspired chair, the air bubbles offer a spectacle of technology and remind us that each leap forward allows us to create our own future. Inspired by the history of Dutch royal chairs, this collection is excellent in many ways.
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source: paperblogfr

Ghost est une splendide collection conçue par le studio Drift, composée d’un fauteuil, un chaise et une table basse ou une table à café. L’idée des designers était d’insérer dans le verre acrylique une image en 3D représentant un fantôme (ou une sorte d’organisme transparent comme une méduse). Le projet a pu aboutir grâce aux dernières technologies. Les pièces sont réalisées à la main en combinant deux techniques différentes : une technique de modélisation 3D pour créer des dessins en creux du verre, et une technique pour matérialiser le fantôme à l’intérieur du verre, grâce à l’injection de plus d’un million de minuscules bulles d’air. Une collection à la fois minérale et organique, qui aurait parfaitement sa place dans une galerie d’art contemporain. Mais qui osera s’y asseoir?
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source: designbuzzit

Immaginate una Ghost Chair che non è tale solo in quanto trasparente, quasi eterea, realizzata in plexiglas che lascia intravedere ciò che la seduta non può nascondere, pur essendo materialmente presente, solida, consistente.

La Ghost Chair ideata da Studio Drift rivisita il concetto della sedia trasparente inglobando nella materia un’immagine tridimensionale che ripete le forme ectoplasmatiche di un’apparizione intangibile ma visibile nella sua leggerezza quasi trasparente.

La sedia è nata da un’idea dei designer Ralph Nauta e Lonneke Gordijn che hanno scelto forme spigolose e molto geometriche per la struttura tridimensionale della sedia quasi a contrastare invece le forme fluide eppure cristallizzate all’interno, catturate dalla materia solida ancorché quasi invisibile.