To celebrate the joyous festive season, COS has collaborated with Lernert & Sander to invite six furniture designers to play a game of musical chairs in a film. COS X Musical Chairs
Wearing a selection of timeless pieces from the COS Autumn Winter 2016 party collection and accompanied by a live band, the designers circle their chairs as they are removed one by one, slowly narrowing down the group. When the music stops, the contenders must find a seat.
Meet the designers:
1. Phillipe Malouin
Canadian designer Philippe Malouin lives and works in London where he set up his studio in 2009. Here he is pictured with his Typecast chair created for New York-based contemporary design manufacturer Matter Made. A pared-down minimal design with very pleasing proportions, it is made from bent and laminated plywood with a solid maple frame.
2. Marjan Van Aubel
Originally from the Netherlands, Marjan van Aubel is a designer and founder of solar power design studio, Caventou. Her practice transforms materials and technologies into objects. Her Well Proven Chair, designed with James Shaw, is made from foaming wood, a lightweight and moldable material.
3. Tino Seubert
Inspired by history, art and science, German product designer, Tino Seubert, sees conceptualisation, design and production as a cumulative process and finds it important to immerse himself in each step. He is pictured with his Nobel Peace Prize chair, taken from his Forming History series.
4. Mette Hay
Mette Hay is the co-founder of Danish design house HAY, which combines technology and quality materials with uncomplicated aesthetics. The Soft Edge Chair was designed by Iskos-Berlin, who worked with plywood technology to ensure that you never come into contact with sharp edges or corners.
5. Lucy Kurrein
Combining industrial materials with contemporary aesthetics and practical design, furniture designer Lucy Kurrein set up her own studio in 2013 after working for some of Britain’s most established designers. Lucy’s Panel Chair, pictured above, is made from a curious combination of sheet steel, tailored wool or leather.
6. Suengji Mun
SeungjiMun is the founder of Seoul and Copenhagen-based studio Mun. The studio operates with the philosophy that “a designer is a storyteller and with his products, new stories are created”. The Four Brothers Chair is from one of a series, all cut from a single piece of wood with absolutely no waste.
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