Ghost Chair collection by Design Drift



Live from Milan: Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Design Drift present their Ghost Chair collection on the second floor of the NHow hotel in Zona Tortona.


The plexiglass chairs have ghost-like forms inside them, created with laser technology.


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Design by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn for DRIFT, 2007/2008
Material: plexiglas (PMMA) of 50 mm thickness.
Size: 36 x 48 x 84 cm
Weight: 25 kg


The ghost is a futuristic concept of a chair, 3-dimensionally captured within the boundaries of reality. It gives you a bit of a dramatic feeling: unbelievable, high-tech, but beautiful.


The material shape is kept very uniform to remain a big contrast with the organic shapes inside. We sketched a futuristic concept of a chair that can not exist yet. By doing this we deliberate our design from the trend of stereotypical baroque forms.

Nowadays anything is possible with 3D computerprograms -you can even draw the impossible - so why fall back on the awkward design language of your grandma’s furniture? With the Ghost Chair we want to make clear that it is time to free ourselves of old styles and trends
and to start designing our own future.

It is a very new and exclusive product using the latest production techniques. The chairs are handmade with the best materials and specialists from Europe, therefore they will be very suitable for high end purposes. We can make every chair unique on the inside! There are also possibilities to customize the design of the inside ghost in consultation with the designers.

This year at the Salone del Mobile Milan 2008, we intend to kick off our ‘ghost collection’. The collection will excist of eight different (table)chairs, two different armchairs and a stools.

The collection will be presented in Nhow-hotel at via Tortona 35,from 16th untill 21st of april 2008.

Posted on Sunday April 20th 2008 at 10:57 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Juampi

    Nice!!! The ideal chair for halloween!

  • rebecca

    Hopefully the art and design markets will collapse soon. We need a correction on the mediocre work been put out there…too much too crappy too late?

  • It looks surreally fantastic and insanely uncomfortable.

  • Does it only really work when its directly lit? How does it look in an everday setting?

  • I’m sorry I can’t organise my thoughts into a single post.

  • ric

    gorgeous! if only the white specs glowed in the dark itself

  • greg

    Co signed Rebecca^

    Who you gonna call….

  • I quite liked it til they said

    it is time to free ourselves of old styles and trends
    and to start designing our own future. ‘

    Come on guys… it’s got four legs, a back and a bum-seat.
    It’s a good ol’ chair.

  • leandro locsin

    Starck did an elegant ghost chair. sorry that i mentioned

  • Hayate

    Remembers Me the work of this artist.

  • Archy

    What a great concept!

  • LOW

    Final Fantasy? anyone?

  • very good

  • very nice!

  • stinky fat fart

    i aggre with fart

  • Shannon

    i love it! it looks very cool.

  • Myrthe

    Very very cool! Love them!

    Rebecca, if you have something better for ‘just a chair’… share it

  • @nope Says: Aw, c’mon, you got a butt, right? The designs are inspiring!

  • mikey

    i agree with myrth, what they mean when they say ‘it is time to free ourselves of old styles and trends and to start designing our own future. ‘ their not talking bout ther funcionallily that a chair needs to be a chair but they are talking more bout the aesthetics. they are talking bout not conforming to the symetrical and geometric but more to the assymetrical and randomness

  • Are they really original chair designs or just computer graphics?

  • Private

    An interesting process, but the chair looks creepy and I would not want to look at it for long. A shame something else was not manipulated inside.