Ma Yansong’s Mogu Chair Is Based On The Rounded Shapes Of Mushroom Caps

MAD founder Ma Yansong has created a chair for Italian brand Sawaya & Moroni that’s designed to be arranged like clusters of fungi.

Mogu chair by Ma Yansong at Milan design week

The Mogu chair – which was unveiled at Milan design week – has an undulating seat that resembles the shapes of mushrooms.

It’s supported by three trunk-like legs that appear to be sprouting from the ground, and includes a single circular dip in its surface.

Mogu chair by Ma Yansong at Milan design week

The seating was first created as a prototype for a public art installation, and is designed to live somewhere between public furniture and sculpture. Both resin and wood versions were presented at Milan design week.

According to Sawaya & Moroni – which has collaborated with several architects including Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel – the chair references the feeling of a resting place found in nature, and its tri-lobal shape allows it to be arranged into different configurations.

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