Back in the good old days, a person who made furniture was called a carpenter and a chair’s design was largely dictated by the materials most abundantly available and the style language of the particular era. That is one great reason why most examples of seats and furnishings from previous great eras like the Victorian era, the renaissance period, etc. have a very distinct style and shape that allow them to be identified correctly to the period that they were made in.
However, in the modern era, the boundaries between separate eras of fashion and trend are blurred to such an extent that designers often need to create something completely untraditional to allow their product to stand out from the crowd. A Cotton in the Air by Studio JEILPARK is one such endeavor that defy being pegged down to a particular era in the modern age. The shape of the chair is shaped to be a cross between a giant donut and an oval bean bag. The bun like chair is made using strands of spun cotton yarn that resembles shoelaces in its texture though the designers behind it have done remarkably well in ensuring that the otherwise soft and floppy material is chemically treated to be stiff and shape retaining without losing the softness of its visage.
The designers claim that the chair is in fact nothing more than a rough project and is aimed at challenging the boundaries of what can and cannot be used as and named a chair. The single seater is aimed to serve as a piece of patio furniture though the backless design could also make a mean standalone piece for fashionable studio apartments, lounges, lobbies and art galleries though we definitely cannot say how comfy sitting in the backless wonder would be.