Expo Chair by KiBiSi


Shanghai Expo 2010: Copenhagen industrial design trio KiBiSi have produced a moulded plywood chair for the Danish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 this summer

The chair is made up of four segments of wood, two for the back and two for the seat, meaning it can easily be taken apart and reassembled in different colour combinations.

Shanghai Expo 2010 runs from 1 May to 31 October this year. See our story about the Danish Pavilion designed by Bjarke Ingels Group here.

See also Tube Chair and other products designed by KiBiSi.

Here is some more information from Lars Holme Larsen, Bjarke Ingels and Jens Martin Skibsted of KiBiSi:

Designed for the Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 the Shanghai chair is conceived as a single segment of the social bench that orbits the pavilion both inside and outside (designed in collaboration between BIG and Jeppe Hein). The bench is made from pliable planks (two for the seat and two for the back) that move seamlessly through the pavilion to form picnic areas, lounges, safety barriers and bars.

The Shanghai chair is similarly composed of 4 smalls boards folded around each other to form the simplest chair imaginable merging legs and seat, back and structure into the 4 constituent parts. Since the chair can be acquired in multiple colors and is so easy to disassemble and reassemble people will be able to create their own hybrid designs by recombining their colors of choice.

Posted on Monday February 22nd 2010 at 4:35 pm by Antonia Anastasiadi. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • modular

    Too academic. Sorry mate…

  • Anilin dye vs paint. I choose the dye. I like woodgrain to be expressed.

  • I like the fact of encouraging creativity and playing with colours. he design itself seems to be somehow… optimistic :)

  • Ryan

    wow, this is really beautiful.

  • laila

    I like it …. cool

  • eye +

    so even in denmark things work quite the same way, architects design expo pavilions and show their own furniture in them. lol

  • hacedeca

    These combinations of color – yellow/white/black and pink/white/black – were very dominat in fashion recently.

    So if you add humans wearing clothes in these fashionable colors to these furniture what do you get: chameleons!

    Same for all the grey painted walls and stuff!

  • He

    wouw, it’s a new barcelona chair !

  • Tarzan

    so much wood!!, so little comfort
    feel sorry for danish design.

  • laura skeeters

    This is so cute! Almost too cute.
    It’s perfect for Day-Cares with all those rounded corners.
    Would that be nice if it was a true 2-seats chair?
    I like it, but not enough to buy it.

  • Is it for sale?
    Can I order my own color combination?