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Minimalist L-Shaped Chairs

The Maarten Sherpenisse Chair Takes Seating to Its Most Basic Level

— September 27, 2009 — Art & Design
If the designer questions the reality of his own creation, as with the Maarten Scherpenisse chair, does it truly even exist? It’s hard to say. I mean, even though the gallery is proof that ‘Chair?’ does in fact exist, it is so breathtakingly beautiful in its simplicity that it can’t possibly be real.

Looking more like some kind of luxury workman tool rather than an actual seat, the Maarten Scherpenisse chair brings into question the most fundamental issues between form and function. And Maarten Scherpenisse himself questions, “Is there any more basic chair than this?”
Trend Themes
1. Minimalist Furniture Design - There is potential for the development of more minimalist furniture that questions the traditional balance between form and function.
2. Functional Art - Designers may explore the intersection of practicality and aesthetic beauty by creating functional art pieces like the Maarten Sherpenisse chair.
3. Simplicity in Industrial Design - Industrial designers can pursue a trend towards simplicity, making products that balance function and form while emphasizing a minimalist aesthetic.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - The Maarten Sherpenisse chair illustrates how furniture designers can challenge the norms and create unique pieces that blur the line between art and function.
2. Home Decor - The minimalist trend in furniture design can extend to home decor, inspiring retailers to source and promote simple, understated products.
3. Industrial Design - Designers in the industrial design field can seek to create more elegant and efficient products that challenge traditional forms and processes.
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