marco hemmerling: triwing marco hemmerling: triwing
jan 14, 2011

marco hemmerling: triwing

‘triwing’ by marco hemmerling all photos by dirk schelpmeier



‘triwing’ takes four different seating positions and combines them into one continuous form. by simply flipping the chair onto its longitudinal axis, the furniture object changes its posture and appearance. its double-curved shape considers ergonomic demands, while at the same time the necessary stiffness and stability required for the chair. the seat adapts to the weight of its user, slightly altering its shape to absorb the impact that is a result of someone sitting down on it. ‘triwing’ consists of two seating elements which can slide into one another for space-saving purposes.

the chair’s form is derived in a digital workflow from design to production, but its materiality and tactile impression, generates a perception that is associated with handmade products

designed by cologne-based marco hemmerling, ‘triwing’ can function as a deck, dining, lounge or reading chair. it will be on show at the desiary showroom during the IMM cologne 2011 furniture fair.



the two seating elements – one nestled into the other



the ‘outer shell’ of ‘triwing’






3 / 4 view






‘triwing’ turned onto its longitudinal axis



inner seat of ‘triwing’



digital diagrams of the chair’s form



progression of form


digital diagram of the profile cut-out

  • I Do Not understand this.
    I want to understand.
    I Need to sit down.
    This feels so good.

    ffcr says:
  • Es perfecto! práctico, elegante, ingenioso, ecológico… pero no puedo decir anatómico, dependerá de un buen cójín!

    babilonia says:
  • Que sea hecho de madera no quiere decir que sea ecologico, de todas maneras, bonita escultura, nada mas, bonita escultura. Espero que le reciban esta pieza en alguna galeria pues como objeto de uso no creo que justifique su producción. La cantidad de horas de trabajo que se fueron en esa silla debieron ser muchas. Y para que en ultima instancia sea agradable de ver pero un dolor al sentarse…..

    Mararuo says:
  • i understand it completely and it is beautiful!

    heidi says:
  • Definamos:
    Será Ecológico en el % que sus componentes, materia prima , procesos de producción y comercializacion lo sean, incluso su % de Conservación y Mantenimiento y su Reciclado ó reintegración Bioenergética, una vez agotada su vida Util.
    Por lo demás, se vé ergonómico, amigable, plástico, confortable y no veo que se necesiten más cojines que los que Natura nos ha provisto a los Usuarios, salvo que pretendas pararte de cabeza en El!
    Excelente, Felicitaciones !
    Me Interesa representarlo .- Solicito Contacto.

    Arq. Roenba.- says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(31 articles)

design news