Key facts

Product:
Bold Chair [prototype]
Family:
Bold Chair [prototype]
Manufacturer:
Big-game >
Designer:
BIG-GAME >
Architonic ID:
1053496
Country:
Switzerland
Launched:
2007

Concept

'Plus Is More'

Inspired by the elementary structure of a metal tube chair, the Bold Chair is thickened by upholstery. Its sock-like sleeving makes the cover removable.
Steel, polyurethane, polyamide

For their 2007 exhibition at the Milan Swiss cultural centre, the three designers from Big-game, Grégoire Jeanmonod (CH), Elric Petit (B) and Augustin Scott de Martinville (F), create the “plus is more” collection. Taking basic elements as starting points, such as a material, a principle or an archetype, Big-game transforms them in a simple way to design functional objects.
The stake of this transformation is to bring a “plus”, while keeping the integrity of the original element. The praise of less is therefore diverted. “Less is more” is still a fundamental principle, but with a slight and unexpected contribution. In a sense, Big-game plays with the cliché attached to Swiss design, and its profoundly functionalist image.