Offecct has debuted Maki chair, featuring a strong and iconic shape that stands out in every room and at the same time a flexible and social team player designed to be combined in different formations.
Designed by Jin Kuramoto, Maki has a simple, innovative and self- evident form offering plenty of possibilities. It's a solitary piece with clear iconic potential but also designed so that multiple easy chairs can be combined, in a row or with the seats facing different directions.
"The concept of 'diversity' is important in Japanese culture, and also for me when I designed Maki easy chair," Kuramoto said. "The chair has a strong and symbolic shape, while being flexible in applications and functions. It can be used to work, rest, meet and wait - as a lone icon with a strong personal presence or together in different formations."
The form offers active, flexible seating, which makes it natural to change position. The innovative backrest can also be used as support while standing. The unconventional shape with an open hollow space in the back is inspired by a maki roll - a production challenge requiring Offecct ́s craftsmanship.
Photography: Courtesy of Offecct