Diversity by Nacho Carbonell

Take 20 basic chair and table forms, add some gravel, thorns and broken glass and what do you get?

‘Diversity’, that’s what.

Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell has unveiled his latest series which features 20 prototype combined chair and table forms, each with a distinct surface treatment.

One is coated in ‘hair filaments’ that can be combed and groomed; another in shards of broken glass from used wine bottles; and, yet another in a granular concrete coating. “Experimentation leads to new opportunities, to an unlimited world of creation,” said Carbonell. “I want to eliminate boundaries and expand the field of design – this is my own view of creation.”

The ‘Diversity’ series is being shown at the Palazzo Ferre, a space otherwise used exclusively for Gianfranco Ferre’s fashion shows, in conjunction with the Salone di Mobile, and will be on view throughout the month.

For the full blog post see: http://www.dezeen.com/2010/04/14/diversity-by-nacho-carbonell