Italian manufacturer Horm honours Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito by reintroducing one of his most iconic pieces in a new skin. The design of Polka Dots is reminescent of Toyo Ito’s design of the Za-Koenji theatre in Tokyo. The architect placed multiple methacrylate, circular inserts in apparent disarray on the doors, in stark contrast to the strict and minimalist structures of this piece of furniture.
The inserts represent a multitude of dots that seem to fly gently upwards. The new cover is white, like the face of a Geisha, which in combination with the delicate pattern, play on the symbolism of beauty and elegance. When the internal lights in Polka Dots are switched on, the methacrylate disc inserts are illuminated, creating a magical play of light and shadow.
*All images and information courtesy of Horm.