Haptic Sensitivities and the Art of expertise: The Haptic Chair

Inspired by the man’s interaction with the tactile surfaces present in nature, the Haptic Chair is the pure expression of detailed handicraft work. With a special, elegant shape and  textures that activate your sense of touch, the chair created by Trine Kjaer Design Studio is an item which will impress you with its simple grace. “The chair focusses at the haptic processes of the sense of touch and on how we’re drawn towards object, wishing to research and by the hand, activating the sense of touch, to feel tactile differences of the chair.”The Haptic Chair is made from oak wood and upholstery. The backrest and the seating are wrapped right into a rough material that stimulates the body’s sensitivities. Albeit the chair’s rustic kind-of-feel might make the chair stand out when integrated right into a simple, minimalist décor, the furniture item doesn’t require a different setting: front room, terrace or courtyard – these are all good spots to position it and revel in a session of relaxation.

Japanese Architecture With a Playful Dimension: House in Ofuna

House in Ofuna is an unconventional Japanese home envisioned by LEVEL Architects and found in Kamakura City. Its volumetric architecture approach is extremely original and lines elements with a twist: “The cutaway corner is in a position to establish an instantaneous view onto the small hills west of the home, in addition to retaining privacy from the road below. Using natural wood material for the extruded volume itself allowed the design to include a difficult edge on the cutaway corner, making a sharp and distinct separation from the remainder of the design“, explained the architects.
All interiors encircle a terrace, home to a wonderful tree. The primary level accommodates the bedrooms, while the second one hosts a living/dining/kitchen space with a ceiling height of greater than 3.5 meters. This actual area of the home is stuffed with natural light all day long and allows the family to have interaction in a healthy, playful environment.