“Family Chair”

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami created a series of furniture products for Italian company Living Divani. Originally presented at Milan’s design week in 2010, the items, which include, among others, a set of chairs and a low table, will be available for purchase in Japan later this year.

The pieces are made from a variety of materials, but tie together as a family through magnificent optical effects. You’ll be able to buy them for exorbitant prices (surprise!) at the Tokyo-based e-interiors.

“Family Chair” (from 79,800 yen) are a series of chairs made from steel pipes and mesh and appear to be distorted. They’re all a bit silly looking, in a humorous kind of way.

“Garden Plate” (from 567,000 yen) is an extra-low table made from sandblasted high transmission glass. It’s perhaps the most theatrical of all the pieces, inviting the user to stage various objects in the many dimples, such as water, plants or candles – as suggested by the photo – to create their very own indoor landscape.

source: GQ Japan | Living Divani