Hello all, I have just finished putting together our November newsletter at work (soon to be sent out!) where each month we showcase a design classic. In case you didn’t know I am a graphic designer at Pickle Design. For next month I focussed on the Bibendum chair by Eileen Gray.
This 1920s triumph just proves the connectivity of all things! Eileen named her curvy cushioned chair after the Michelin Bibendum man. You can find out all about that if you like from the newsletter here. That chair was partly a more feminine response to Le Corbusier’s boxy Grand Confort, but it also reminded me of the inflatable chairs I had in the 90s growing up. Of course my blue with white daisies (highly uncomfortable) chair was directly inspired by the 1960s ‘Blow’ chair – and so it goes on.
Today I came across this absinthe green inflated sofa raised by a solid metal frame and thought these all belong together! This is the Yomi inflatable sofa by the French designers MOJOW. Its highly practical, easy to assemble and can be used inside and out. I love it and can’t wait to see where this design story takes us next.