Paolo Rizzatto may be a self-described architect (scroll through his beautiful architectural drawings on his website), but it's his colorful and playfully named Ping Pong Pang chair that's been getting everyone's attention lately. Designed for the Italian outdoor furniture company, Serralunga, the chair's nimble design was apparently inspired by a paperclip.
After observing the classic design of paperclips on his office desk, he wondered if it was possible to create a metallic structure that, by exploiting the elasticity of the materials, allows the metal structure to snap into plastic cushions.
Rizzatto played with this idea until he had a stable but spare metal structure for indoor or outdoor use, though I strongly support the latter—just imagine how perfect these would look dotting a poolside patio. Plus, the seat is curved to help with drainage and the cushions are made from 100% recycled plastic coated with a UV-blocking resin to protect it from weathering and discoloration.
Available now from Serralunga for €215 a pop.