The chair's form is based on African wood carvings and the upholstery is based on Senegalese patchwork fabrics.
Here's a statement from Bestenheider:
“Binta was inspired by Africa. Its sculptural shape evokes African wood carvings, but its polyurethane rubber forms are softer. Like a baobab tree, Binta anchors itself firmly to the ground with thick, trunk-like feet whose elegant forms bring to mind the weighty baobab.
Its upholstery is a patchwork of Wax fabrics, the traditional textiles worn by African women. Contrasting patterns and colours emphasise the armchair’s shape, enveloping and moulding its silhouette.
The brash, bright colour contrasts are in the tradition of African textiles and colour schemes; they conjure up the elegant tailoring of women’s clothes as if Binda were a Senegalese lady about to wear and enhance the hot colours of Africa”.
- Lulu lamp by Jean-Sébastien Lagrange
- Mia Cullin models wooden benches on pian…o stools for Orkester collection
- Zaha Hadid's gold bracelet is embedded w…ith 1,048 diamonds
- Earn/Urn by Neil Conley
- New products by Discipline
- The Portal by Bureau A
- Stefan Borselius designs minimal chairs …for Fogia
- "The current trend is to have an outdoor… kitchen"
- Snøhetta designs new visual identity fo…r Norway's national parks
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories