Mini Dada rocking chair by Claudio Colucci

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Designer Claudio Colucci has designed a small, upholstered rocking chair for French furniture manufacturers Ligne Roset.

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The chair has a wooden frame covered with foam and brightly coloured fabric.

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Here's some text from Ligne Roset:

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Claudio Colucci Design and Ligne Roset present Mini Dada.

For his first collaboration with the designer Claudio Colucci the French editor Ligne Roset has chosen to publish the armchair Mini-Dada.

Furniture of an adult for a child, or a toy for adult, the Mini-Dada armchair  even oscillates in it's definition. Evoking at the same time the movement and spirit of childhood, Mini-Dada plays on this duality.

With a bit of humour and a certain audacity, Mini-Dada sweeps asisde the stereotypes of its kind. Under the features of a contemporary drawing, this rocking chair strips the images of the past to reveal only it's function: a fluid and purified silhouette, dressed up with bright colours.

Armchair - cast solid - amused and amusing, Mini-Dada becomes the accomplice of the child who lives in each of us.

Rocking chair
Foam on wooden frame, fabric coating
40cm width, 58cm depth, 59cm height.

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CLAUDIO COLUCCI
Interior architect, designer, scenography

Born in 1965 in Locarno to an Austrian mother and an Italian father, he has made mixing and movement characteristics of his work. As soon as he graduated in Graphic Design from the School of Decorative Arts in Geneva, he went to Paris where he studied Industrial Design at ENSCI-Les Ateliers; he then completed his training with an exchange to Kingston Polytechnic.

Cofounder of Radi Designers which he leaves in 2000, it is with the Japanese editor IDEE that he marks the turning point of his career: he installs his first office in Tokyo in 1998 and opens in 2003 a second agency in Paris. Since that time, he shares his time between Switzerland, France and Japan.

Claudio’s work is articulated around 3 main axes: furniture, interior architecture, and scenography. His creations - simple and playfull - bring a glance on new ways of life, integrating its research on materials, technologies and their industrialization. He wants to surprise, destabilize and open new mode of perception and apprehension of our environment. Permanently searching, he was one of the first to rediscover Corian® and used its formal and translucent properties in his Squeeze lamps, “Label du VIA” in 2000.The guiding principle of Claudio Colucci’s spaces are resolutely based on round, smooth and colored shapes, with a mixture of mischievousness and sensuality. It is perfectly illustrated in Délicabar in Le Bon Marché, the Moph café, the Frédéric Scailteur flagship store (maître chocolatier/patissier in Tokyo), the Maverteam shops (Italian watches) and the new “World architectural concept” for Agnès B. shops. Claudio Colucci enjoys fluid and dynamic lines that he folds and bent to his needs, as in the chain of restaurants Roll Madu in Osaka or in the French institute in Tokyo.

For ten years, his scenographies - full of imaginary and imagination- have met a tremendous success towards leading luxury brands. Thus, in the course of the years, he has come to animate, among other, the windows of Hermès in Tokyo. He is the author of a world where childhood and magic are never very far away and realizes booths of international industrial groups such as: Pirelli, Renault, Caran d’ache…

Once he designed, in September 2007, the hotel Lumen in the heart of the first district of Paris, Claudio Colucci presented the Ice Lounge, nomadic tasting space created for the icecream-maker Mövenpick of Switzerland. He also created the VIB plate for the Chef Alain Passard, at the restaurant l’Arpège. This year, he presents the Mini Dada easy chair, re-edited by Ligne Roset. In 2009, he will present in Spring his first architectural realization in the snow-covered heights of Haute-Savoie-France and in June 2009 the swimming pool and the terrace of the Sofitel Vieux Port in Marseille as well as the reception, the restaurant, the bar and the lobby of the Novotel.

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  • Federico Sher

    Lovely

  • Jim Ubu

    Very similar to Scot Laughton’s 2002 Toc Rocker….down to the yellow felt….

    http://www.scotlaughton.com (flash site – under chairs)

  • http://deleted What!?

    Scott Laughton’s original design is much more powerful and conceptually purer then Colucci’s design. This rocker looks a bit dated. While Laughton’s seams near timeless. Sorry to say.

  • http://christopherandrewculley.com christopher

    I enjoy it this. However I have doubts regarding the effectiveness of a rocker without arms.

  • http://www.unlike.in Harpreet

    And here’s a little more work for Wall-E

  • http://www.yatzer.com Prof ZUY

    bizz : manufactured by Idee Japan … in 1997

  • xavier

    Actually, on his website one can see Claudio Colucci already designed the Mini Dada in 1997 and got manufactured by IDEE in Japan. he made an other exhibition with the Mini Dada in Galerie Sentou in Paris in 2001 and got some made for his interior design work for Le Delicabar in Le bon Marché in Paris in 2003.
    I tryed the sitting several times in Le bon marché and it is really as fun to sit on this low rocking chair as it is confortable while having a nice patisserie… even though it is not a rocking armchair!