The Framed Seats series look like functional art pieces. As though modelled after modern bridges, the backrest has been intricately woven. Yet instead of supporting the seat as though it were a bridge itself, it provides a uniquely comfy resting surface for people's backs. The design of the Framed Seats also has a nautical aesthetic to them as though they were the masts for a sailboat.
Designed by Ambika Subramaniam, a design student currently studying for a BFA at Washington University in St. Louis, the Framed Seats series are a reflection of her background. It's Nice That writes, "Her design fuses her Indian and Louisiana heritage to create efficient design solutions influenced by the mythologies and traditions of eastern culture." The chairs are made out of wood and rope.
The Framed Seats Series by Ambika Subramaniam are Intricately Woven
1. Functional Art Pieces - Creating furniture that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing with intricate woven designs.
2. Nautical Aesthetics - Incorporating design elements inspired by the sea into furniture, providing a unique and refreshing style for modern interior design.
3. Cultural Fusions - Integrating designs from various cultures, resulting in unique products that appeal to a diverse consumer base.
1. Furniture - Opportunities to innovate by creating furniture that is both functional and visually pleasing, merging artistic elements with practical design features.
2. Interior Design - Opportunities to disrupt the traditional approach to interior design by incorporating unconventional elements like nautical motifs and intricate woven designs.
3. Textile Manufacturing - Opportunities to innovate textile manufacturing by combining different materials like wood and rope to create unique, high-quality products.