“Mogu,” a chair designed by Ma Yansong in collaboration with Sawaya & Moroni during the 2017 Milan Design Week, is inspired by the smooth, contoured forms of fungi. With this collaboration, Ma Yansong joins an assembly of bold architects and designers such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, and Kazuo Shinohara, whom have all worked with Sawaya & Moroni in the past.
“Mogu,” conceived as a unit within a family, is designed to be aggregated into social arrangements when supporting the needs of multiple users, allowing for alternate readings of its form and playful subdivisions of the spaces that the “Mogu” groupings are set into. Shaped by a gentle but ambiguous topography, the chair allows for a liberal interpretation of use that subverts the conventionally straight-forward relationship between a chair and its user, and invokes the sensation of a resting place found in a natural environment.
|Type : Furniture|
|Manufacture : Sawaya & Moroni|
|Directors in Charge : Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano|
|Design Team : Andrea D’Antrassi, Felix Amiss, Li Jieran|