Studio Bouroullec just sent in the Officina chair and stool, their next step of an on-going experimentation with iron in collaboration with Italian design company Magis. For this chair and stool, the brothers used the same construction geometry as the table collection they created last year and associated the wrought iron to a shell made in injected plastic - which also comes wrapped in leather.
Wrough iron - the shaping of iron by hammering - is one of the oldest techniques for making objects. The result of using that here is a system of legs with a newly made geometrical shape. As structural elements, they can create furniture of extreme sophistication, refinement and harmony. The surface of wrought iron is alive and imperfect, which lends the objects a special vibration. By reflecting the random, mechanical traces of the tools that gave them shape, these pieces bring a breath of fresh air to the industrial scheme.