JIDA Museum Selection vol.23


Product ソロス
Model number
Manufacturer コクヨ株式会社
Designer 徳山 洋
Pioneer spirit
Social performance
Technology innovation
生活領域/Living areas
事業領域/Business areas
公共領域/Public areas

(解説/徳山 洋)2021年7月発売 NSL-LX1S ¥94,000(税抜き)


(審査委員/蘆澤 雄亮)


SOLOS is a lobby chair for one, designed based on the philosophy of ‘phase free design’: what enhances value in everyday life, also supports the future and in emergencies. In addition to the universal design, the chair has the .exibility to change its usage from one-person use to multi-person use on the spot. Instead of upholstering with sewn fabric, it adopts high-frequency leather welding, which prevents in.ltration of moisture and dust, considering its usage under various conditions.The form is simple, and the welding line is applied only on the ridge. It is designed to blend easily into any space, as it produces little discord when it is combined.
 (Description / TOKUYAMA Hiroshi) Launch Year / 2021


The biggest appeal of SOLOS would be the adaptation of ‘phase free’ design. However, I would like to mention another excellent point from a design perspective. It is found at the bottom of the chair, and the diagonally cut design is surprisingly uncommon. It is unfavorable in terms of workload and cost, and users do not pay that much attention to such detail. Yet it is appropriate to cut diagonally considering the heel hitting this part, which characterizes the product. It is a masterpiece that convinces us of its skillful work.
(Selection Committee / ASHIZAWA Yusuke)