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Big Basket Chair by Ola Gillgren

The Big Basket Chair: Perfect For Canoodling?

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,

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.

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. 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?

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