Koi Chair by Jarrod Lim

The unique pattern of the Koi Chair by Jarrod Lim is inspired by many of the urban surroundings found in Singapore, most notably the wrought iron gates and window grills seen everywhere on local houses and apartments.

The concept of using a gate or fence to surround a garden influenced the idea of how an outdoor garden seat can act in much the same way — as a personalized fence, but in a much more pleasant and attractive fashion.

The Koi Chair takes visual cues from these grills and attempts to rekindle the beauty of the patterns in a fashion that people can relate to. The application as indoor or outdoor seating changes the original dynamic, turning an object, previously seen as a deterrent, into something beautiful and welcoming.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.