Snow is comprised of air and ice. In crystal units, it has a fragile and fleeting existence, but when it gathers, it becomes surprisingly hard and strong. Such is its conflicting nature. Heap by we+ is a chair conceived from the metamorphosis and quality of snow. By randomly stacking modules consisting of three lines, a light and organic structure is created. Since there are infinite ways to stack modules, chairs of various shapes and sizes can be made with one module as the origin unit, holding a high degree of freedom in shape and infinite possibilities of development. Measuring 55 x 53 x 90 cm, this design is a limited edition of 5 + 1 AP.
Based in Tokyo, we+ is a contemporary design studio that gives form to new perspectives and values through unique production methods and means of expression, developed on the basis of extensive research and experimentation. Founded by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando in 2013, the studio aims to create new intimate relationships between humans and their urban and natural environments through innovative design and emotive connectivity.
The studio leverages expertise drawn from day-to-day research and projects with various companies and organizations, ranging from installations to commissioned works, branding, product development, and graphic design, while showcasing independent works both in Japan and abroad. They have exhibited works at galleries including Gallery Tamura Joe in Tokyo, Galerie Philia in New York, and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. They have participated in international design events such as Milan Design Week, IDS Vancouver, Taiwan Design Expo, Shenzhen Creative Week, and Maison et Object in Paris.