LessThanFive Chair, designed by the Coalesse Design Group and Michael Young, blends lightweight furniture with a highly tailored level of detail. The material’s carbon fibre surface is highly receptive to paint finishes of any colour as well as integrated, perfectly registered appliqués of the most intricate patterns, making it ideal for customisation.
Supporting the launch of the new chair, a specially designed web-based tool was created to allow participation at a deeper level of individualised design. The Customizer tool enables users to import any colour or colour combination, gradient, finish, or unique graphic to create their own LessThanFive Chair.
Celebrating the launch of this new tool, Coalesse ran the ‘Create Your LessThanFive with Coalesse’ contest. Steelcase invited architects and designers to use the tool to create a design for the LessThanFive Chair, submitting it online.
The judging panel, including Michael Young, has chosen Abdul Warith Zaki Bin Nasir Zihni as the winner, for his yellow and white gradient design.
Turning to social media to determine the People’s Choice Award, Tapiwa Chasi’s geometric design was voted favourite.
Both winners, along with the runner up, will see their custom creation brought to life and will take home their very own customised LessThanFive Chair.