In the 80s and 90s, we saw animal prints and textures being used as upholstery for chairs and these standalone items were used as statement pieces. In the second decade of the new millennium, animal prints can look a bit dated which is why designers are turning towards animal silhouettes to make chairs stand out from the crowd in stores. Designer Merve Kahraman used the form of bunnies and deer to give the plain old round back chair an edgier and cute makeover.
Both surprising and stunning, the ingenious collection uses classical zoomorphic shapes and designs to evoke a feeling of closeness to nature in a comforting urban way. The suggestive line of furniture is dubbed from the Hybrid series and the moniker is intended to represent the collection’s dual nature- as functional classic pieces of furniture as well as standalone modern sculptures and décor pieces.
The chairs have been inspired by the mythologies of chimeras or parahumans; the human-animal hybrids like the Centaurs and the Sphinx and thus allow the user to connect to them as beings instead of things. The backrests of the chairs feature ears and horns while the ends of the chairs’ legs have been made to resemble the feet and hoofs of the animals.
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