HOLE CHAIR  / SPUTNIK

Milan, New York, Tokyo

With the introduction of the Sputnik Collection (see the Sputnik Dome), the international design collectives founder Teruo Kurosaki encouraged each designer to explore their personal direction. 

At the time, Tim Power was infusing his design projects with an increasing subtle language, slowly shifting his role in the international design scene from designing furniture typologies for industry towards interior space, architecture and research of the relationship between culture, nature and space. At the same time as his proposal of the Sputnik Dome ( created to house the entire collection of the Sputnik Collective ), Power tempted to create a chair that didn’t exist, or better, that existed only in a temporal sense. 

The Hole chair , a simple inflatable lounge chair, is inflated when needed to seat an individual ( or a crowd of thousands ) and then deflated, to be hidden away in order to fully free the space.

Location: Milan, New York, Tokyo
Event: Milan Design Week
Year: 2000
Client: Teruo Kurosaki

Teruo Kurosaki / Spunik Chair
Milan, New York, Tokyo – 2000

With the introduction of the Sputnik Collection (see the Sputnik Dome), the international design collectives founder Teruo Kurosaki encouraged each designer to explore their personal direction. 

At the time, Tim Power was infusing his design projects with an increasing subtle language, slowly shifting his role in the international design scene from designing furniture typologies for industry towards interior space, architecture and research of the relationship between culture, nature and space. At the same time as his proposal of the Sputnik Dome ( created to house the entire collection of the Sputnik Collective ), Power tempted to create a chair that didn’t exist, or better, that existed only in a temporal sense. 

The Hole chair , a simple inflatable lounge char, is inflated when needed to seat an individual ( or a crown of thousands ) and then deflated, to be hidden away in order to fully free the space.

Location: Milan, New York, Tokyo
Event: Milan Design Week
Year: 2000
Client: Teruo Kurosaki