Groovy Chair: Bent Circular Plastic Seat from Zaha Hadid



bent molded minimal seat

It looks a little like a warped vinyl record and is definitely of a kind of Hadid’s architectural work, at once minimal and complex, rational but curved.

bent angle view chair

The design flows from a set of simple creases made in the constituent disc shape – two bends backward to form the base and structural support behind the chair, then a single crease to create the seat and backrest.

bent curved chair

Ridges running around the original circle are likewise deformed, providing another level of detail and reinforcing the visual curvature of the main frame. The plasticity of the piece makes it also feel somehow more dynamic and impermanent.

bent plastic chair hadid

Created forĀ Sawaya & Moroni, the chair was featured this year in Milan and follows other creatively-distorted works of furniture previously made for the same company.

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