A wire encloses and separates, wraps around and holds shapes which gradually come to define the space.
Seats, like oases, longed for areas of relief and rest, draw the eye and charm the observer. The outline of the frame, like handwriting, reveals a conceptual exercise where the penstroke is repeated and the notion of composition becomes a complete, coherent seating system.
Calligraphic sensibility combines tradition and design, East and West: individual components seek and find continuity without the need for any obvious connecting factor.
Founded in Neuveville, Switzerland, in 1991 by Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond, atelier oï has been striving to dissolve barriers between genres and foster cross-disciplinary creativity for 20 years. Over the course of their achievements, architecture, design and set design have intertwined on an international scale. Multidisciplinarity, team spirit and an intimate rapport with the material are their watchwords. Born of an intuitive and emotional affinity with the act of shaping different materials, their projects have been recognised the world over (winner of Europan 3, 1994; European Museum of the Year Award, 2001; iF Design Award, 2012; Living at Home Award, 2007; Product of the Year, Architectural Record, 2008). Between experimentation, cultural exchanges and events devoted to their creations, they design for Wogg, Roethlisberger, USM, B&B Italia, Foscarini, Bulgari, Bréguet, Swatch and Louis Vuitton.