JIN | Chair By Offecct
Fabric, Wood veneer, Carbon fibre
A light, strong and bio-based chair by Jin Kuramoto for Offecct.
The JIN chair garnered a great deal of attention when it, as a prototype under development in Offecct Lab, was exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2017. Now it is part of Offecct's range presented in biobased Flax Fibre, and an upholstered version is being planned 2018. The material discussions with Jin Kuramoto were held for several years. Numerous experiments were carried out. Flax fibre (Linen) has the advantage of being biological, strong and light, explains Offecct's Design Manager Anders Englund. Add to that Jin Kuramoto's ingenious construction and futuristic design, and there were many reasons why Jin attracted as much attention as he did.
The unique structure of Jin has ideally been realized by shaping thin layers of Flax fibres on top of each other, forming a strong shell around a core of air, making the surface the actual structure of the chair. Offecct is also planning to launch JIN with upholstery during 2018.