Blos Rocking ChairPrice: $775.00
Designed by Karim Rashid, 2009.
Made in Italy, by SLIDE Design.
Leave it to designer Karim Rashid to look at a traditional design in a whole new light: his creativity takes shape in the Blos, an ultra-modern take on the rocking chair. This sculptural, ebullient design is eminently practical, too — made from polyethylene foam worked with a rotational molding technique that makes for a winning combination of strength and light weight.
- 100% recyclable
- Rotation molded, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
- Resistant to extreme temperatures (-76°F to 176°F)
- UV resistant
- High tensile strength
- Available in matte, lacquered or illuminated versions
- Illuminated versions are not suitable for outdoor use
Illuminated versions are not suitable for outdoor use.
Material(s): Rotationally molded, low density linear polyethylene
Dimensions: 39.4" W X 33.5" D X 29.5" H
Bulbs: 1 X 25W 120V E26 (medium base) compact fluorescent lamp (not included)
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Designer: Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, lighting design and art. Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Dirt Devil, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. He has had some 2500 objects put into production to date. His designs of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the award-winning Semiramis Hotel in Athens have successfully expanded Karim's scope to include the realm of architecture and interior design.
Karim was honored with the title of 2007 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Product Design Finalist, the 2006 Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design, the 2005 Honorary Doctorate from Corcoran College, the Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award, and the 2005 Pratt Legends Award. Karim has also won the prestigious I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, Red Dot Design Award, and Chicago Athaneum Good Design Award numerous times throughout his career. His work is in the permanent collections of 14 Museums worldwide including MoMA and SFMoMA and he exhibits art in various galleries. Karim was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. Karim has published his guide to living Design Your Self from Regan Books (2006), Digipop a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005), Karim Rashid: Compact Design Portfolio (Chronicle Books, 2004), as well two monographs titled Evolution (Universe, 2004) and I Want to Change the World (Rizzoli, 2001). He edited the International Design Yearbook 18 for Calmann and King (2003) and released two CD's on boutique label, Neverstop.View other products by Karim Rashid
Manufacturer: SLIDE Design
Established in 2002, Slide Design has taken advantage of founder Giò Colonna Romano's 30-year know-how in manufacturing high-quality products using plastic. SLIDE headquarters and production facilities are located in Buccinasco, Milan, where all Slide products are made. The company produces 100% recyclable polyethylene furniture with rotation molding techniques that create avant-garde concepts, ideal for setting up indoor/outdoor spaces.
Slide Design creates a variety of home furnishings including seating, tables, lamps, pots and accents that often are designed in collaboration with internationally acclaimed designers including such talents as Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders, Paola Navone, Marc Sadler and Alessandro Mendini. Committed to producing quality products and conquering a position in the market, Slide continues to expand its brand activities and created SLIDE EVENTS in 2007 and SLIDEart in 2011.
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