‘double side’ by paris-based designer matali crasset for italian brand danese is a versatile seat,
that with one simple gesture, becomes a work tool – the back of the object flips transforming into a small plane
which can be used as a working surface, for eating or just for play. on show at milan design week 2011,
the traditional and comfortable chair is constructed from a birch multilayer laminate in combination with felt.
here, crasset has designed the seat not as a fixed element dedicated solely to resting, but rather as an object
that allows an exchange between active and passive situations. it maintains familiar elements like its materials
and recalls familiar gestures like the one of bolts fixing together two positions together, in order to recreate a connection,
a closeness to the person. it is a reflection on a scenario of life in transformation, the product being a
physical transposition that derives from it.