Two of a kind

Mutated bio forms from a brave new world of design are trending at the Salone del Mobile in Milan this week.

This chair from the Mutation series by Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer (above left) appears to have grown organically into its current form as if through a chemical reaction or mutation of cells.

At Studio Toogood's La Cura 'hospital for the senses' at MOST, visitors sit in bandaged 'Spade' chairs (above right) whilst moulding white clay to form a collective sculpture that will grow as the week progresses. Sound and light installations and a special scent designed by 12.29 help to create a therapeutic and intimate experience.

Images: 1. Maarten De Ceulaer 2. Studio Toogood