The Odin Chair, a project commissioned by Eight for boutique developer client Odin Property, has won Gold in the New Zealand Best Design Awards organised by The Designers Institute of New Zealand. Eight, who also designed the brand strategy, identity and communications for Odin Property, chose to engage acclaimed New Zealand designer Jamie McLellan to design the chair to enrich the living spaces of Odin's growing portfolio of mountain resort properties in Niseko, Japan.
"The brief was to draw from the pillars of the brand, and to fuse the simplicity of Scandinavian design with the aesthetic sensitivity of Japanese culture,” says McLellan. “I must say I am very pleased with the outcome, I always favour pure and essential silhouettes and an honest use of materials." The New Zealand Best Design Awards is an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design.
Odin Property is a boutique developer of high-end mountain resort properties in Japan. Situated in the heart of the village of Niseko, in snow-rich Hokkaido, their growing portfolio includes residential, hospitality and retail properties. With a unique emphasis on natural luxury, their vision is to achieve the highest standards for architectural design, impeccable interior design and environmental responsibility.