Eggpicnic’s Amalia Lounge Chair

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Unlike your average chair today, the Amalia is crafted with a focus on the connections among its designers, materials, and users. Eggpicnic, a two-person design team with roots in Sydney, Australia and Santiago, Chile, collaborated with artisans Mario Rojas and Francisco Palma to create an ergonomic chair, using traditional techniques and sustainable fibers. Their brainchild, the Amalia, is hand-woven from mimbre, a wicker derived from plants native to Chimbarongo, Chile. Each chair is made on-demand in order to conserve resources and individualize production. The finished Amalia, a lovely and functional object with a story to tell, shines with a coppery sheen while offering users a place to rest and read (or write blog posts). On each side, the eye-shaped hollow allows for one to look inside, see how the chair is structured, and imagine the process of weaving.

(Photography by Paolo Remedy)

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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