Edited by: Roberta De Monte firstname.lastname@example.org
Design by: Jakob Gomez
Proofreading: Bianca Baroni
There is always a boundary between public space and private space. Privacy requires it, the distance between what is mine and what is yours. The Mexican architect and designer Jakob Gomez was able to demarcate these two environments, private and public, even in his latest creation: the armchair Gi Booth.
More than a seat, it looks like a nest, an alcove formed by a single square meter of space that allows different spatial configurations, all depends on whether you choose: a single item or if you decide to relate different Gi Booth chairs.
The design, developed in collaboration with Aurora Karla González Villarreal and Jorge Reynoso, is certainly well researched and definitely modern, with an architectural aesthetics. The main feature are the two large earmuff-like elements that provide high acustic protection, a way to keep the concentration both at work and while you study.
Jakob Gomez decided to emphasize the clear and sharp shape of the Gi Booth chair, creating a strong contrast between the structure of the seat and the textile part. The metal legs support the framework, which can be realized in three different types of wood, and then it is covered with a soft fabric, available in five colors (red, yellow, green, blue and purple). And what do you prefer? To read or to chat with your neighbor?