First produced in 2009 by Big Game for the French publisher Moustache, the Bold chair has become an icon of contemporary furniture over the years, thanks to a clever collaboration between the Swiss creative studio, a Belgian company, and a sock manufacturer, making these steel tubes a key design element.
The chair, made of two interlocking tubular parts, updates the traditional tubular steel chair made famous during the Bauhaus period. But with its pure style, the line plays the role of foot, seat, and backrest for a return to the essential. The tubes are then wrapped with polyurethane foam for comfort, which also gives it a voluminous feel.
Starting from its astonishing graphics, Big Game goes further in the reflection on functionality and form, diverting with humor the “less is more” with a collection called “more is more.” The name refers, with its thick lines, to the “bold” typography character.
For a touch of color, the Belgian-Swiss collective, composed of the Big Game studio and Drisag for the sheathing, called on a sock manufacturer to make a washable cover that is easy to change, allowing it to evolve over time according to the tastes and desires of the owners. Thanks to a cylinder of XXL fabric knitted especially for the occasion, the textile, which can be removed from the cover, can be alternated between the thirteen colors available in the Moustache catalogue.
In 2019, to celebrate the chair’s tenth anniversary, the team developed a bench and a stool, while the Bold chair continues to attract attention and can be found in the permanent collection of the Arts Décoratifs in Paris, at the Moma, the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, the F.N.A.C. (Fonds National d’Art Contemporain de Paris à La Défense), and the Vitra Design Museum, thereby sealing the chair’s fate as an icon of the 21st century.
Paris – France