Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) developed the Bardi’;s Bowl Chair from her adopted property of Brazil in 1951. Born in Rome, Italy, she was a prolific designer devoted to her perform and she produced the chair to be a balance of industrialized standardized fabrication and individualized design aesthetics. The mid century design combined with today’;s colour palette is the excellent pop for a contemporary aesthetic.
An icon of Lina’;s adaptive style, the chair very easily shifts inside its frame, enabling the user to make a decision how far to recline inside its snuggable, huggable bowl shape. While the fabric chairs function only 4 seams and 4 sections within its shell, the Black natural leather version has 8 sections and 8 seams.
All the Bardi Bowl Chairs are covered in a Steelcut Trio 2 fabric on both the shell and cushions and this monochromatic orange version is the perfect punch of colour in an otherwise neutral space. Orange, although bold is also a versatile colour decision that plays well off of greys and beiges – and also purple.
Speaking of purples, how exciting is this combination of a plaid lavender and orange watercolour print referred to as “Painted Xadrez Bo, Pause 4 fabric” on the cushions surrounded by the solid orange shell backdrop? I’;d love to see this chair next to a wall of deep plum.
Emerald green and olive green are well represented on the “Green” chair with “Double Colour” cushions. With today’;s trend of bringing the outdoors inside, this colour combination does just that.
With the lavender polka dots interspersed with the green, this chair is the excellent mate for the orange and “Painted Xadrez Bo, Pause 4 fabric” chair and cushions. Whilst orange and green are not an clear pairing, the commonality of the lavender within the pillow prints creates an fascinating colour story. This version is named Green with “Painted Lemones, Pause 4 fabric” cushions.
Whichever colour combinations you choose, the Bardi’;s Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi is a flexible structure that is not only comfy but simple, sensual and alive. Each and every chair comes with a certificate of authenticity written in your name and the original Lina’;s Globe communication tool. Arper
Wednesday, 3 September 2014