Sometimes deceptive appearances are a good thing!
Some may say Rhode Island School of Design graduate Annie Evelyn has a thing for chairs. After creating a chair-shaped ring called “Sit on My Finger” and an “Impolite Chair” with pompoms, we were right to expect interesting things from New Colony Furniture, her Brooklyn-based company, but she produced more than expected! There’s a reason why the Squishy chair made quite an impression during this year’s New York Design Week. When design challenges our senses, it also challenges certain conventions. The fact that her Squishy chairs seem to be made of hard, and usually uncomfortable, materials immediately caught our attention. She had the idea of backing wooden chair frames with foam and covering the surfaces with small piece of wood or tiles. The result is stunning. First, visually, the puzzled pieces look beautiful. But the chairs are also exceptionally comfortable. An idea that envelopes a whole range of original creations, with as many different shapes and materials.