The Cloud Chair
Japanese designer Shota Urasaki has created a chair mimicking a cloud, a manifestation of a real-life sky scenery.The Cloud Chair by Shota Urasaki was the winning entry in the furniture, decorative Items and homeware design Category of the A’Design Award and Competition.
Inspired by the sky, Shota has created a design that will resonate with those who have imagined, in their childhoods, that they could sit on clouds. “Poetic products enrich the emotions of users. In addition, this product makes the surrounding space visually enjoyable,” says Shota as he explains his concept, “I live on Okinawa Island south of Japan. One day, I saw a moving cloud while it rained on the coast. The idea of this chair came up from the scenery at that time.”“The seating surface enables a cloud-like expression by piercing polyester fibre into the polyurethane foam with a needle. The high seat gives the seated person a floating-like experience. In addition, the mirror-like stainless steel legs and pedestal makes it possible to express the rain,” says Shota, explaining the design process.The project was initiated in April 2019 and ended in October 2019 and is made of stainless steel, Polyester fibre, wood, polyurethane foam and is completely handmade.