Villa Jun Yasumoto, 2018
With its all-metal construction, VILLA combines classic lines with a contemporary look. Its design is inspired by the natural cane outdoor seating typically seen at Parisian sidewalk cafes: light in appearance but extremely hardwearing. The innovation lies in the way the parts are put together: a slender steel rod curves elegantly to give the frame its refined look, while wire mesh makes the part in contact with the body comfortable to sit on....
A subtle interplay of curves and connections means the shell is raised slightly off the legs, making the chair extremely easy to handle and stack. These features make it suitable for any furniture setup, especially for outdoor situations, where spaces often need to be reconfigured to accommodate changing requirements or weather-related issues.
Japanese and French parents, and a life straddling Tokyo and Paris: Jun Yasumoto brings together two cultures that are worlds apart. Minimalism on one hand, romanticism on the other.