LOOK: This chair’s design reimagines intertwined hands
Vito Selma takes inspiration from the form of a hug, and builds it into a uniquely designed chair
Jan 16, 2020
One of the most popular names in the Philippine furniture and industrial design scene is Vito Selma. As one of the country’s youngest, internationally acclaimed designers, his work has been featured in various international publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Living Australia, and Architectural Digest. Based in Cebu, he continues to make furniture that emphasizes the Filipino spirit and values. One of his newest pieces, Hugo, captures the same essence.
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HUGO – If you look closely, they aren’t just lines. These are 2 hands, inviting you to sit down and share a moment or a meal. These 10 fingers, will comfortably wrap around you so tight and will bring you back to your favourite memory and HUG. It may not look like the perfect chair, but it could be the perfect place for you. After all, the best place in this world is inside a hug 🤗 #VitoSelma
Hugo is a uniquely designed chair that takes inspiration from hands, having five straight lines on both sides of the chair meet at the top, resembling the hands’ fingers. Selma explains that the chair’s structure is reminiscent to that of a hug, an act in which people feel safe and comfortable.
Selma’s previous creations display the same themes and visual aspects, with the use of light tones, wooden elements, and geometric forms. His furniture is best for modern and clean spaces, whether it be in homes, restaurants, or wider establishments. See more of Vito Selma’s reputable work at http://www.vitoselma.com.
Header photo courtesy of Vito Selma
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