Marlène Huissoud Crafts a Provocative Chair for Insects
Chairs are to designers what paintings are, say, to fine artists: an enduring, if traditional, form that’s often tied to one’s creative signature. For the London-based designer Marlène Huissoud—who’s known to take a hands-on craft approach, and counts honeybees and silkworms as “collaborators” on her vases, armoires, and tables—devising a chair was the next natural step. “As a designer, it’s important to design a chair at some point in your career,” says Huissoud, who’s gained international recognition for her unearthly yet literally earthly works. For whom and how the chair would be made, however, was entirely up for experimentation.