Saturday, December 18, 2010
Binta for Moroso, is an Africa-inspired armchair by Swiss designer Philippe Bestenheider. The chair’s form is based on African wood carvings and the upholstery is based on Senegalese patchwork fabrics.
'Binta was inspired by Africa. Its sculptural shape evokes African wood carvings, but its polyurethane rubber forms are softer. Like a baobab tree, Binta anchors itself firmly to the ground with thick, trunk-like feet whose elegant forms bring to mind the weighty baobab.
Its upholstery is a patchwork of Wax fabrics, the traditional textiles worn by African women. Contrasting patterns and colours emphasise the armchair’s shape, enveloping and moulding its silhouette.