Miniature Lazy Chair by Freshwest
The "Lazy Chair" is an experimental concept piece at the forefront of Freshwest's progression in to the collectors market. Based upon the small wooden animal toys held together by tensioned strings which when the base is pushed in, the tension is lost and the animal collapses. The seat has a different personality of its own, which collapses upon approach, and then rights itself in a random human-like manner after a few moments delay.
The Lazy Chair was first shown during London Design week in 2008, surprising and delighting the visitors. It went on to receive international acclaim when shown at the entrance to the Moooi exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair 2009.
Later in 2009, Freshwest returned to London and previewed their first chair that you can sit on, a “useable” version of the Lazy Chair that is available in three different finishes.
In 2010 for the latest chapter of the Lazy Chair story, it has been miniaturized to 1/6th scale through a collaboration between Laikingland and Freshwest.
Nick Regan, the Co-founder of Laikingland explains: