Leveraging on the encapsulation of air to provide insulation, protection and comfort, Pnematics' Touch explores shaping the readily available resource - air - as “clothing” for people, objects, space. The outcome - LOOFT Home comprises a wingback chair, a partition, and a lamp.
The gesture of removing our outerwear and draping them over the backs of our chairs is likened to dressing our chairs. The option of a chair “wearing” a clothing enables flexibility in its usage. Without it, the naked armchair caters to warmer occasions. When adorned, this chair takes inspiration from its counterpart, a wingback chair, which provides thermal insulation in an embrace during the cooler seasons.
Spaces are defined by lights and shadows. The textile, pleated before inflation or inflated with air-pockets, both blocks and allows penetration of light. Additionally, it affords sound proofing; sound absorbed when it passes through the fabric and compressed air mediums + deflection by the uneven surfaces of the resultant air-pockets. Hence, apt as partitions for spaces. By night, the lamp diffuses the glow of light as a lantern would to a flame.