The Wink Lounge is ergonomically correct and exquisitely versatile. Designed in 1980, Wink cleverly unfolds from a lounge chair into a chaise-longue. The back, and head-rest can be adjusted by means of the handles on the side. A pop look brings the design to life as it can be personalized in either leather, or in an ample array of fabrics and colors, with more added regularly. Designer Toshiyuki Kita explains, “sitting on Wink means sitting on the floor and, when you are seated there, according to oriental tradition, your spirit rises.”
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1942, Toshiyuki Kita is a modern furniture and product designer. His work is featured in various permanent collections in museums around the world. Most notably, Kita’s Wink Chair was placed in MoMA’s permanent collection in 1981, and his Kick Table was included in 1984. Both pieces are also featured at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Germany. Kita is often exhibiting his designs in various countries all over Europe and Asia, and has design offices in both Italy and Japan. Outside of his furniture work, Kita is known for his design for Sharp’s Aquas line of LCD televisions.