Africa in the shade of the baobab.
Like a baobab Binta is still firmly on the ground, supported by feet and form recall the majestic African tree, compact, solid, but at the same time gently balanced in the disproportion between the circumference of the trunk and the extension of the branches. The coating, tribute to african wax print – traditional fabrics worn by African women – enhances the shapes of the chair, the sets, the highlights through an elegant play of contrasting colours and graphics alternating pattern.
Two types of covers are available: single colour in fabric or leather, and patchwork in four colours, coordinated as required.
Philippe Bestenheider was born in Sion, Switzerland, in 1971. In 1998 he graduated in architecture from Zürich Polytechnic and has worked for Swiss and US design studios.
In 2000 he achieved the Master in Industrial Design at the Domus Academy of Milan, where he has been invited as workshop leader. From 2001 until 2006 Bestenheider became Senior Designer at the Design studio of Patricia Urquiola in Milan working with several of important companies.
In 2006 he has been invited to participate at the Promosedia’s event.