Moustache Challenges Designers to Rethink How Objects Are Produced
Half Decade Beast, a seating and lighting series commemorating the five-year alliance of Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio as
, also encouraged the participating designers to challenge how objects are produced.
For the Pad tripod stool, Dimitri Bähler injected foam into a polyester envelope. Formafantasma’s tripod stool couldn’t be more different in terms of materials: The solid-ash form of Fins sports salmon and perch skins rejected by the fishing industry—a kind of eco-shagreen. Scholten & Baijings reinterpreted 17th-century caning with the Strap chair’s polyester strips, woven on a lacquered aluminum frame. A pendant fixture, Constance Guisset’s Cape, owes its fluid curves to injection-molded recycled polycarbonate. And the Aurore lamp by Ferréol Babin diffuses light through multicolored glass, casting rainbows around the room.