striped organic loop chair by julian mayor
 
striped organic loop chair by julian mayor
sep 19, 2015

striped organic loop chair by julian mayor

striped organic loop chair by julian mayor

 

 

british designer julian mayor will present his new striped organic loop chair at next week’s design junction from 24-27 of september as part of this year’s london design festival. the fiberglass chair is constructed using three planes and features a graphic pattern that references military dazzle ships.

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front view of the striped organic loop chair by julian mayor

 

 

julian told designboom more about his new piece:

 

‘ the starting point for the chair was a computer render (2012), I was particularly interested in how three planes could meet in an interesting way. originally I wanted to make the chair in metal, but found that the material would not stretch to make the smooth contours, so I made a model in more of a facetted way and then worked from that into a wireframe version (2012) and a metal version (2013). however, I was always interested in making the chair smoothly and worked with a company to make a CNC prototype in hard foam. the foam was coated in epoxy and a mould made from it, and from that the final shape in fibreglass (2015).

 

I actually made the original product in white, with a black interior, but the interesting join lines where the planes meet was lost, so I decided to paint stripes into the mould to emphasise the contours of the chair and reintroduce a graphical element that is present in my other work. I’m particularly happy with how the stripes give a hand made feel to a chair that is very shiny and perfect. the pattern also produced a kind of ‘dazzle camouflage’ effect that is not far from the first render that I had imagined.’ – JM

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rear view of the chair 

 

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detail of the hand painted stripes 

 

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the fibreglass structure painted white 

 

 

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wireframe version of the organic loop chair

 

 

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metal version of the organic loop chair

 

a limited edition 20 striped organic loop chairs will be produced.

 

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