Niki is a children’s chair with bulky cylindrical legs roto-molded in translucent plastic. This design is a school project where the topic was to design a chair for a leading Italian brand. I chose to design a children’s chair for Magis, the iconic brand of contemporary furniture. A deep admiration for the little Puppy by Eero Aarnio inspired the design of a chair that would be in the same playful design language.
This design claims the heritage of Pop Art and of artists like Keith Haring or Niki de Saint Phalle who used to play with proportions and give exaggerated features to the characters. The bulky legs use this approach to give a touch of humor and easiness to the product.
Polystyrene scale models