Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome as a chair

A comfy body-cradling modern chair effortlessly distributes weight while remaining light in look and form, just like the large-scale geodesic dome that inspired it. The Q1 Lounge Chair by Ukraine-based designers ODESD2 mimics the shape and function of Buckminster Fuller’s famous dome, consisting of a thin shell made up of triangular elements.

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Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome side view

The shape isn’t just visually pleasing, it’s also ergonomic, offering a cozy cushioned seat that supports a variety of positions, whether you want to sit up straight to work or curl into a ball.

Buckminster Fullers geodesic dome chair back view
Buckminster Fullers geodesic dome chair rear view

The sharp geometry of the semi-spherical chair is softened by a large cushion that echoes the shape of the frame, upholstered in soft chenille and filled with an environmentally friendly synthetic material.

Buckminster Fullers geodesic dome chair upholstery

Fuller’s geodesic dome is a popular shape forming the basis of all sorts of designs, including tents, houseboats and lamps.

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It is based on Richard Buckminster Fuller’s spherical thin-shell structure, which is used for creating the geodesic domes. As is known, such domes have high load carrying capacity, but can be rapidly created of the light elements. Q1 chair like geodesic dome: it can withstand heavy loads, while remaining visually easy.The inside of the chair upholstered with felt to keep warm, soft parts are made of chenille with flocking substrate. Hollowfiber® is used for filling, it’s an environmentally friendly synthetic material capable of retaining its shape, unlike classical fillers.”

Buckminster Fullers geodesic dome chair cushion

The spherical shape of the chair provides the most comfortable and natural fit for human and appearance makes it versatile for both the public and home interiors.”

About ODESD2

ODESD2 creates products, based on fundamental principles, filled with timeless aesthetics and embodied in latest technology. Each chair, table or sofa is full of deep meanings and is designed for like-minded people. From the United States to Australia, from Japan back to the heart of Ukraine – ODESD2 finds a response from people of different cultures, but with the same characters. “