marco sousa santos: shell chair
marco sousa santos: shell chair
nov 12, 2011

marco sousa santos: shell chair

‘shell chair’ by marco sousa santos all images courtesy of marco sousa santos 

lisbon-based designer marco sousa santos of branca-lisboa has created ‘shell’, a lounge chair composed of exposed plywood.
an array of wooden pieces disperse into a cocoon shape, supported by a organically emerging legs.
the ribs are intended to hold pillows and cushion which would adjust to any body shape while allowing each
user to personalize their own small sanctuary.       
after the wisa birch plywood is digitally cut, each piece is hand assembled by an old portuguese artisan
by the name of mr. castro. a collaboration between nature and technology, the chair incorporates both modern
and traditional techniques.  

marco sousa santos: shell chair profile view 

marco sousa santos: shell chair detail of joinery and back

marco sousa santos: shell chairchair with cushions 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • One of the most intriguing and beautiful design in furniture that I have ever seen

  • it´s fun how 2 d wood ellements turn into a beautiful organic structure, looks so comfortable great job!

    Mohamed Fezazi
  • gosto do jogo da geometria, bom trabalho

    henrique leça
  • beautiful

  • great piece : )

  • muito bom

    parabéns marco

    eduardo m

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