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Featured: iGNANT.com

American-Lebanese architect and designer Roy Kesrouani established the brand ‘Spooning Armchair‘ which offers, among others, a chair made of 6-mm ribbed polypropylene, equipped with visible aluminum screw posts. The seat is lightweight, waterproof and constructed modularly. Furthermore, the designer builds his furniture pieces out of recyclable material which is still weather-resistant. Read full story here...

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Featured: Archinect

Avions Voisin type C27

A sheet of plastic, a few screws, and five minutes are all it takes to assemble one of these "darling" stackable chairs.

IKEA may be the main peddler of assemble-it-yourself furniture, but, as many disgruntled college students would attest, their designs are often less-than-easy to realize. The "Thermoplastic Darling Stackable Chair", on the other hand, requires just one sheet of pre-scored polypropylene, a few screws, and about five minutes to put together. Read full story here...

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Trend Recap: Dwell on Design 2014

COZY STYLISH CHIC by JEANNE CHUNG

Constructed with corrugated plastic and fitted with aluminum screw posts, the Armchair by Spooning Armchair is lightweight, water proof, weather resistant, ideal for indoor/outdoor use, and is 100% recyclable. A 100% wool felting lines each edge, ensuring that there are no sharp edges.  Another bonus – each chair is signed by Roy Kesrouani, the artist himself – a fabulous gentleman who I also had the pleasure of chatting with while at Dwell on Design.
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featured: LA WEEKLY, Dwell On Design 2014

15 Most innovative LA Businesses at Dwell on Design

#6 Spooning Armchair. Roy Kesrouani is the man behind this unique line of modular chairs and ottomans that he calls "Thermoplastic Darlings." The corrugated plastic chairs arrive flat and are easily assembled with aluminum screw posts. Made from fluted polypropylene, they each come in in multiple colors and finishings, and at anywhere from 5-10 pounds, they are surprisingly lightweight, given the chairs ca support upwards of 300 pounds. The ottomans, chairs, armchairs and lounge chairs are also waterproof and weather-resistant, making them a nice option for outdoors as well.

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featured: American Craft Council

Roy Kesrouani is the mastermind behind Spooning Armchair design studio. I met the architect and designer at the Dwell on Design show and was immediately taken with his Thermoplastic Darlings. Kesrouani's line of armchairs, loungers, and ottomans is made from lightweight, corrugated plastic. The geometric shapes look great in multiple arrangements and they're easy to heft around. The eco-friendly furniture also comes in multiple colors, and you can have it finished in stiched wool felt for some extra cushion. All of which makes it a perfectly suited to punch up your patio space this summer. Read more here... 

 

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featured: Art Nerd San Francisco

Mutual Wave Machine Spooning Armchair

Mutual Wave Machine Experience at SVC 2014

The Mutual Wave Machine had its U.S. premiere last night at Silicon Valley Contemporary, and Art Nerd San Francisco contributor Ashley Gardini and I had the very first exclusive experience. Conceived from Marina Abramović’s desire to get into her own experience through “brain visualization”, the piece was created by artists Suzanne Dikker and Matthias Oostrik with Peter Burr, Matthew Patterson Curry, Diederik Schoorl, Oliver Hess, and Roy Kesrouani. The Mutual Wave Machine is an interactive light installation that is controlled by your brain activity synchronization with the person you are sharing the installation experience with. By using head gear the visitors are able to visualize their brain activity by making the light visuals larger through greater brain synchronization or smaller with less. 

Our Experience:
The lead artist, Suzanne Dikker, was able to chat with us as she prepared our head gear and asked us questions for her research, she also walked us through the control panel for the brain sensors, which were extremely cool and high tech. Aleksandra Dorann from TodaysArt, who sponsored the piece to attend SVC this week, explained to Ashley and I that we would have to “learn” how to sync up with one another as we experienced what worked and what didn’t work in our relationship, based on how we connected. Gathering all the information we had been given and attached to, we were then led to the Mutual Wave Machine. Read more here...

 

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featured: DIGS

Designer Roy Kesrouani takes conventional things and makes them as unconventional as possible. Take the spooning armchair, a design he came up with in 2010, for instance. An arrangement of nine identical triangular pieces that are collapsable, the armchairs are built in Kesrouani’s studio in Los Angeles. “For me, it is all about changing the archetype of furniture,” Kesrouani said. “My goal is to take something simple and give it a twist, to make it almost unrecognizable to the naked eye.” Read more here...

 

 

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