TwentyTwo by Jaime Hayón for Ceccotti

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Milan 09: Spanish designer Jaime Hayón launched TwentyTwo, a chair for Italian brand Ceccotti, in Milan last month.

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The solid maple chair is so named because it is made from twenty-two pieces of timber.

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It also features an upholstered seat and back, and has a leather-covered tray beneath the seat.

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That's all the info we have for now... but we have lots of images of the chair and the manufacturing process...

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  • yako yanabe

    this is beautiful ..

  • DRAW

    there is nothing stronger then the old way of building things!!!
    I LIKE

  • BH

    I find that there is something strangely compelling about this. Great that the frame form is created from timber as opposed to the more obvious synthetic options but I’m left undecided as yet on the grey finish! Nice craftsmanship , I presume that is the carpenter with the proud look on his face? Last images looks like discarded bones.

  • intestine

    Beautiful craft, horrible design !

  • http://damnedgooddesign.com bronxelf

    I love it, except for the cushions. I think it’s the buttons. I’m not sure if it’s the *scale* of the buttons or just the buttons, period, but something about them is throwing me off. The frame, however, is gorgeous.

    (I think it’s the buttons, period, actually.)

  • garth n.

    nice frame & carriage design, & superb craftpersonship.
    (due to low height, seniors beware-seat should be spring loaded for existing.)

  • Joost

    I agree fully with intestine, the craft is very beautiful but the design is not the strongest I have seen in this kind of chairs. It looks to me a bit old fashioned.

  • http://www.winifredwikkeling.com/blog royal creme

    Beautiful frame, ample, very inviting. I love the use of maple and the gray well, I never reject gray. It looks quite comfortable for the arms, the legs, posture and all. But the cushion does not work. It’s the buttons period. There should be a smooth surface. The buttons seem pedestrian next to these kinds of lines – it’s as if someone had taken out the original seating and replaced it with something home made.

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  • http://www.commonwealth.nu Zoe Coombes

    Love it.

    This chair really looks like it is exploring a new direction. It feels old and elegant, but I know that at the heart of it all, it is a form and production method that is digitally influenced. It feels very contemporary- even though in the end, it is made using classic carpentry techniques.

    It doesn’t rely on concept, and yet you could say alot about this chair and its relationship with Thonet and the partitioned, wooden chair, as well as older archetypes of loungers and a their relationship to contemporary formal language.

    A very good chair, and a very promising seed for more to come, I say!

  • jed_

    i’ve no idea whay you would use such gorgeous wood then paint/stain it black.

  • phil

    The craftmanship is strong in this one.
    The Art-deco touch gives a second dimension to the design.

    More designers/bureaus should start thinking like this, using new materials where they are needed is fine. But there are most of the time cheaper/better/easier solutions to problems.

  • BH

    I am still trying to get my head around the grey finish…
    Maybe it adds a level of deliberate deception? By knowing that it is of crafted timber but by concealing the joints of the 22 pieces it seems to create a kind of ambiguity. It is constantly positioned somewhere between the old and the new… but neither here or there… interesting!

  • yako yanabe

    Dear Jed is not painted i saw it in the fair , it was wenge wood i think or maybe another wood , so you can see the joins in the chair very well , it was so beautiful and very special , i really feel Jamie is doing a great move with this new work .I did not know much about ceccotti but is amazing i must admit .

  • http://damnedgooddesign.com bronxelf

    @royal creme

    In looking at it again, I think I figured out what the issue is for me with the buttons. It’s not JUST the buttons. It’s the grid pattern that they help to create. The frame is so fluid and the rigidity of that grid just fights with the flow of the frame. The buttons merely accentuate the intersection of the lines on the grid, which is why I’m focusing on them. But I think that’s my issue with the buttons- the frame wants one thing and the cushions want another.

  • Hoang To Hoa

    This chair’s so amazing and fantasy. Great job and congratulation.
    I love the way it was connected between morden and flexibal style.

    ps: I love it ;D

  • miket

    such skill in making driven down the wrong road of fantasy