“The Marii” takes a famous open design chair by Enzo Mari († 2020) and upgrades it to an open circular design chair for the Ikego model catalog. The new version is made from multipurpose parts, has an adjustable backrest and built-in storage. It was created in autumn 2023 as the project of our intern Audrey Burnard.
The chair design of Enzo Mari that inspired the solution above was part of his collection Autoprogettazione? – a collection of furniture solutions to build yourself. A noteworthy step in the history of open design.
All new parts were tested for universality. This resulted in further additions to the Ikego model catalog. These models use parts from “The Marii”:
1 Badli & Bork
“Bork” is a little coffee table/stool with a storage functionality you can extend infinitely.
“Badli” is a little towel shelf for your bathroom with a textile part instead of a board.
2 The Marii Box
The “Mari Box” is a strong box with large handle bars to carry things around or store them.
3 Plant Podest
“Plant podest” uses the legs of the Marii for an infinitely expandable plant table.
4 The Marii Planter
The “Marii Planter” is there to house tiny ecosystems.
All parts for the models above can be found in the Ikego parts catalog.
Thank you Audrey for your time with us.
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