Still intrigued by the challenge of redesigning the vase, Archjananun and Theerachai created Stacking Top, exhibited in Milan last month, joining two vases—one made of marble and the other of ceramic—into one asymmetrical design. The Arms chair, also exhibited in Milan, rethinks lounging positions by providing an alternate armrest to "allow for both formal and informal expressions," Theerachai says. Rather than focusing on developing a nifty new form or working with innovative materials, the duo "brought people’s behavior into the design." Created in ash wood and upholstered in vivid hues, the chair offers a level of functionality appropriate for both business meetings and casual reclining.
From her home in Burlington, Vermont, Lindsay Westley writes arts, design, and travel articles for Art New England, Seven Days, and Kids Vermont.