Andrea Ponti designed eight chairs to tell the stories of high-rise building windows

Italian designer Andrea Ponti has designed eight chairs representing the personalities of city windows and the worlds built by the people behind them.

Hong Kong’s dense population demands a specific architecture, where its many high-rise buildings stand closely next to each other in a grid-like fashion. While many see it as standardized and predictable, Ponti looks up and sees a group of individual windows filled with color and unique stories.

Ponti’s chairs are part of a larger project called Shadows in the Windows, which comments on the urban density of Hong Kong. Each chair in the collection illustrates a window and the frames, silhouettes, lights and textures that exist behind it. While each piece has its own personality, all of the chairs follow a single design concept: a square window frame, the contour of a chair, clean lines, steel and ABS.

Shadows in the Windows

Italian designer Andrea Ponti has designed eight chairs representing the personalities of city windows and the worlds built by the people behind them.

Hong Kong’s dense population demands a specific architecture, where its many high-rise buildings stand closely next to each other in a grid-like fashion. While many see it as standardized and predictable, Ponti looks up and sees a group of individual windows filled with color and unique stories.

Ponti’s chairs are part of a larger project called Shadows in the Windows, which comments on the urban density of Hong Kong. Each chair in the collection illustrates a window and the frames, silhouettes, lights and textures that exist behind it. While each piece has its own personality, all of the chairs follow a single design concept: a square window frame, the contour of a chair, clean lines, steel and ABS.