Antonia & Olivia, from our design studio MAKERS OF STUFF, are proud to announce our second product design collaboration with IMPUMELELO.

Our new chairs reception (large - top photo) & visitors (smaller - in the executive office above) were launched by IMPUMELELO at INSPIRE June 2016.

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the BOKU DESIGN process

Final upholstery detailing on the reception chair

Close-up of upholstery detailing on both chair sizes


Creating the CURVES on the reception chair

Creating the CURVES on the visitors chair


Shadows from the frame

The completed fourth FRAME Olivia built that week

Olivia & Charles building the frame for the reception chair

Welding mishap


During this stage one of the spare prototype frames was used to test several different options of potential upholstery choices.

Previous 'visitors chair' prototype (to test the foam curves)


Even earlier 'reception chair' prototype


The FIRST prototype (on the right) and the 2nd one (on the left). Photo dated 15 April 2016.

Another view of the first 2 prototypes


. . .  a LOT of maquettes were made before we got to the prototyping stage . . . 


THE CONCEPT

We presented four possible concept routes on 11 April 2016. Route No4 was chosen.

Route No4 CONCEPT presented 11 APRIL 2016

Various views of Route No4


THE BRIEF

We presented what we LIKED about other chairs  to the IMPUMELELO team regarding going forward on this soft seating project  on 24 March 2016.

WHAT WE LIKE  SOFT  /

WHAT WE LIKE  ADAPTABLE  /

WHAT WE LIKE  COMBINATION OF MATERIALS  /  USE OF MATERIALS

WHAT WE LIKE  FINISHING  /  MATERIAL DETAIL  /

And so began the MOS new chair / soft seating project . . .