Monday, November 4, 2013
Parabola Chair by Carlo Aiello
First time I saw this chair I was like what is that thing? Looks like a piece of sculpture or something.... Upon further investigation, I realized it's a chair! According to the creator: "The design intention of the Parabola Chair was to create a simple and porous yet highly sculptural chair. The challenge was to achieve a single surface that serves as seating, armrest, and backrest supported by a minimal structure. Although the chair exhibits curvatures in two directions (hyperbolic paraboloid) all its components are straight and easy to manufacture. In order to achieve perfect comfort both curvatures were carefully calibrated to hold the body in the best position." Find out more at his website.