The bb chair by Corpus Studio,
bb like bebe/baby, mon amour.
bb like Brigitte Bardot, voluptuous, suave.
bb like babybel cheese, whose ingenious, soft, red, wax shell splits away into pieces.
The idea comes from the convergence of tectonic experiments in material and form, whereby many parts of the same can make a whole. The basic structural form – a simple wheel forged from aluminium – is divided, repeated, and assembled in a poetic manner to make a chair that is aesthetically striking and surprisingly comfortable; the nape supports the back. The sand cast technique also employs a process of repetition. A single mould hand carved from wood is used to make another mould from sand-resin into which molten aluminium is poured. The same sandcasted piece is poured six times for each of the chair’s limbs.
The result is both minimal and maximal, brutalist and glamorous, sensual, and humorous.
Available in aluminium, copper, bronze, or brass.
This chair is ordered on demand and is made by artisans in France.
The artisanal nature means that each piece is unique and is susceptible to variation.