"I am I plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter I do not preserve myself."
José Ortega y Gasset (1914)
MoirÃ© was inspired by the characteristic moirÃ© textiles, and it is no co-incidence that, whilst working on the concept of this chair, designer Ton Haas was listening to the famous Cuban singer of the fifties, Benny MorÃ©.
The double layered shell with its unusual transparency plays with light and shadow, giving a subtle edge to its plasticity. The concept behind the design was to create a form pure in structure whilst retaining an almost archaic quality.
The complex forms and geometry of the MoirÃ© were only attainable through the use of advanced digital technology, including rapid prototyping. For the first time in history a double layered grid has been produced as a oneâpart injection moulded piece without the need for fibreglass reinforcements. The MoirÃ©âs lightweight structure is therefore characterised by its small mass relative to the applied load.
In 2010 MoirÃ© has received the prestigious âiF product design awardâ and in 2011 âbest of the bestâ â highest recognition in the red dot design award and last but not least also received the Design Plus Material Vision 2011 award.
(Produced in the Netherlands from polypropylene and steel, MoirÃ© is durable, recyclable, stackable, and available with armrests in 7 contemporary colours.)