A touch of new objectivity
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
Quo vadis, furniture design? This year’s Salone del Mobile reveals a few ideas. An analysis in our glance back at the fair.
As always, Ron Arad explores the potential capacities and performance of the materials he works with. And raises the bar. He now presents Wavy, a chair with a plastic seat on a metal base, whose name describes its graceful shape. Not only is the seat wavy, but its surface is covered in tiny rows of waves.
Ron Arad uses plastic unconventionally and achieves an extraordinarily light effect. The plastic appears to become a soft fabric draped over the metal frame. A fabric that seems to take flight.
Wavy has a gentle, light air and an unusual feeling of malleability. Yet it is also snug and comfortable, its tiny surface waves massage the body and ensure optimum comfort.
"A chair has a given shape, a well-defined function. The very fact that its design has been so thoroughly explored and reinterpreted makes the discovery of new territories even more exciting".
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Base finish||with rockers|
|Backrest finish||without back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
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