ara levon thorose explores post-industrial form with 7M chair

ara levon thorose explores post-industrial form with 7M chair


influenced by 3D interplays and post industrialism, detroit/los angeles based artist and designer ara levon thorose creates the 7m chair —as part of his model series ‘tubular group 01’. the collection, composed of three distinct sculptural pieces, evokes a three dimensional line drawing of a chair — created with a number of different movements. in fact, the project takes its particular name from the seven movements that create the design.

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for the ‘tubular group 01’ series, ara levon thorose used mass-produced construction materials — that have been re-appropriated from their intended use–  to craft the sculptural chairs. in order to accentuate the objects’ three dimensional movements, the designer created a upholstered neoprene surface (rubber-like texture) — adding line quality and comfort to the pieces. the general form encourages people to sit in an upright position by lightly touching their lower back, but it also allows them to be in a reclined posture. this flexibility of movement is possible due to the narrow design of the chairs.


the ‘tubular group series 01’ includes three distinct designs: 7M (blue), 6M (red) and 3M (yellow) — each name reflecting the number of strokes required to create the final shape. the final outcome brings together, quite elegantly, artistic abstraction and functionality.

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7M chair: the final three dimensional shape was created with seven different line movements
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6M: six different ‘strokes’ create this particular chair shape — completely

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3M: a three-movements design provides a simpler, but less narrow form

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tubular group 01 series : 7M, 3M and 6M chairs



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