Michael Young x Coalesse introduce new additions to the LessThanFive family
The brand new additions to the LessThanFive family
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Michael Young x Coalesse introduce new additions to the LessThanFive family

Creating three unique designs, the duo experiments with geometry and colours to create a bar stool, chair, and table.

by Michael Young
Published on : Jun 28, 2022

Michael Young collaborates with the Coalesse Design Group to enrich the LessThanFive collection with brand-new chairs, stools and a sturdy table. Created out of 100% carbon fibre, the Lessthanfive collection has been a favourite of the design company for many years. Its lightweight structure, seamless design and colourful range have enabled it to lead the market of ergonomic designs. 

The lounge chair design echoes the geometry of the dining chair, continuing a focus on comfort, ergonomics, stackability and of course, manoeuvrability via the lightweight material. The outcome is more generous than the dining chair, wherein the more relaxed posture also naturally creates a small armrest, which is comfortable while not being imposing or obstructive for elbows in a collaborative environment. The barstool is a feat of engineering and design - a form which could not be realised in any other material. The cantilever seat is supported by just two thin stems, curving into the cross-shape junction. Tying all the legs and footrest into one precisely engineered component. The result is an amazingly light, incredibly strong, and visually fascinating stool, fit for every environment.

As with all of the carbon fibre collaborations, the lounge chair and stools have undergone rigorous engineering and testing processes to optimise the material properties and to ensure that the material and the design intent are pushed as far as possible. 

Finally, in contrast to the chair, lounge chair and stool, the MoreThanFive tables provide a heavy non-moving element to the collection. Whilst the carbon elements in the LessThanFive range are light and easy to move, the table is heavy and creates an anchor within the environment. The modular table design uses 4 identical cast iron legs connected by a central cast element; we're able to offer a square or circular version as well as various rectangular options by interchanging this central component. The surface of the table is made of toughened glass with a frosted finish which creates ghostly transparency that subtly reveals the structure below.

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