arquitectura G: claudio chair arquitectura G: claudio chair
mar 26, 2012

arquitectura G: claudio chair

‘claudio chair’ by arquitectura-G

the formal elements of the ‘claudio chair’ are derived from the rhythmic architectural framework of an arcade and the repetition of arches. designed by indoors, a subdivision of spanish firm arquitectura-G, the seating design decontextualizes the traditional heavy solid construction of an arch, translating it into a small scale object constructed from thin planes of wood. the legs make up an L-shaped cross-section, which transforms into arches within each plane, making the joints under the seat stiff, offering stability. an added detail is that the legs are rounded so that each one leans in on a single point. the design’s seat back features an arch, so that when lining up multiple chairs on a horizontal plane, they reinforce the categorically geometric character of the piece. the trapezoidal seat of ‘claudio’ offers one the illusion of a vanishing point, in the way of a forced perspective as seen renaissance art and the paintings of pre-surrealist artist giorgio de chirico.

when lined-up ‘claudio’ offers the illusion of a vanishing perspective

a ‘stacked’ arrangement


‘claudio chair’

colosseum arrangement


‘school of athens’ by raphael

‘delights of the poet’ by giorgio de chirico

  • Killer!
    Slamdunked neo po-mo!
    love it!

    michael says:
  • simple but striking

    kbinteriors says:
  • Most of the images are showing the chair in configurations which takes advantage of the chair’s architectural references. They are strong and beautiful. Other than these poetic images, the chair by itself looks very uncomfortable.
    I’m more likely to place it in a setting to be looked at than to be sat upon.

    faf says:

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