BRAND : MASAYA
Ranchuan Armchair was initiated under Style Bangkok Collaboration 2020 with the sponsorship of The Department of International Trade Promotion (DIPT). The inspiration came from a dinner where “Ranchuan” the elusive soup dish was served. This dish is not typically served and seen often as it is an older style dish where only royals and aristocrats during the reign of King Rama V’s would consume. The soup has its unique flavor with a distinct and intriguing aroma that captures those who has the opportunity to taste it, thus came the idea of designing a chair that does just that, captures attention with its enticing charm.
The designer uses and was influenced by the art nouveau period with its long organic lines. The design leads the eye through the single continuous curved line from the tip of the leg, curved up all the way to the tip of the back, around to the other side which ultimately hugs the sitter and curves down to the tip of the adjacent leg. The use of the single curved line brings breeze to the chair, relaxes the eyes creating a graceful, elegant armchair. The pattern of the backrest that is similar to that of a big artwork with the weaving technique. The usage of two different tones of color on the same piece of fabric, with the crised-crossed interlocking woven technique creates captivating dimensions.
Adhering to the one’s culture is also an integral part adding value to a product. Ranchuan Armchair, although being a contemporary piece, uses the traditional method of brass casting that has been used for hundreds of years. This method of casting requires skilled crafts-manship, as well as professionals in smock weaving in order to produce beehive weaves that was popular back in the 18th century, hence, the armchair is a chair of precision, detailed oriented that increased its value with the added elements of traditional methods.
With the design of the chair, especially the curved and large backrest that cushions the sitter along with the woven fabric used as the back rest and the seating allows for a pleasurable seating tool that eases and relaxes anyone. The waterproof fabric is easy to maintain and stretches according to the user. The usage of brass, being a durable material can be easily managed and cleaned. Ranchuan was designed to stand the test of time. The simplicity yet elegance of the design make the chair adhere to different groups of users. Colors can be changed to black as well to suit needs of users who seek a more muted piece. Not only does it adhere to various groups of user, but it is also flexible in terms of placement. Ranchuan can be placed in living room, foyer or spaces public spaces, the hugging and curved back gives the sense of privacy for those looking for some in public areas.