Forget diminutive furniture — the Big Basket Chair from Swedish designer Ola Gillgren embraces oversized proportions in its felt and steel construction, to great effect.Gillgren notes,
I would love to see a super-chic club using these chairs in a lounge area — they'd be perfect for sipping drinks and smooching your date in semi-privacy. And while the shape and proportion of the chair are decidedly modern and new, the basketweave technique and soft felt materials make this chair quite cozy.
The Big Basket is a chair made out of felt, woven in to a steelframe. The idea comes from the old basketwicking techniques. I wanted to make the construction part of the esthetics, and make every part of the chair visible.
There's something about the combination of materials and look that's very compelling. I also can't say that I mind how its proportions are reminding me of a kid trying to climb into a too-big adult-sized chair. There's something very fun about creating an oversized chair for the adult set, don't you think?