artur de menezes coats chair in iridescent sheen to create 'oil slick effect’

artur de menezes coats chair in iridescent sheen to create 'oil slick effect’

brazil-based multidisciplinary designer artur de menezes has designed a glass chair with iridescent surfaces. the colorful material intends to give the glass an ‘oil slick’ effect.

artur de menezes coats chair in iridescent sheen to create 'oil slick effect’

images courtesy of artur de menezes



‘the concept behind oil chair comes from the modernist movement, with its sober mood and simple shapes,’ says de menezes. ‘the chair stands as a fragment of the beginning of the 20th century, no more than a rereading of this movement, from my own point of view. by exploring colors and finishing possibilities on the glass, as a result, it brings the piece into a contemporary context.’



‘the colorful glass intends to simulate an oil slick effect, this kind of aesthetic is something that is getting the attention of a lot of people lately,’ he adds.


the oil chair is made of curved pieces of glass that are coated in a finish to reflect different colours depending on the vantage point. the glass planes are fixed together in a way that causes their profiles and compositions to change drastically when seen from different perspectives. the chair is currently in the prototype phase and is under development in collaboration with an amsterdam based design brand.



artur de menezes works in the field of product design, often creating eye-catching CGI visuals with a contemporary approach. he has created products for studios and brands world including barcelona-based design studio six n. five who he assisted to develop a collection of holo-scandinavian furniture.



project info


designer: artur de menezes

model: oil chair

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