takeshi miyakawa curves ribbon-like mobius chair takeshi miyakawa curves ribbon-like mobius chair
jul 26, 2014

takeshi miyakawa curves ribbon-like mobius chair

takeshi miyakawa curves ribbon-like mobius chair
all images courtesy of takeshi miyakawa




brooklyn designer takeshi miyakawa is showing ‘mobius chair’ as a part of the group show, ‘more materials’ curated by duro olowu at salon 94. ‘I designed this chair about five years ago and made a rough mockup using chicken wire, fiber glass and aqua resin but I got busy on other projects so I never finished it and it was left at the corner of my studio,’ miyakawa said. the design was brought back to life when a director from the new-york based gallery noticed it occupying a forgotten space in the artist’s office. after her request that he complete the work, the curves were adjusted, specific areas were sanded down, and materials were added to maximize its carrying capacity. the final product is a white, ribbon-like shape whose form rotates around itself. from the straight on, it appears as a soft edged cube articulated by the front leg, seat, and base, while the back spirals upwards and downwards to project a different visuals of light and shadow when viewed from every angle.

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
the chair is named after the mobius strip

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
(left) the seat of the chair with its flat surface that curves into the supporting rail
(right) the back shows the emphasized spiral that becomes the base

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
detail of the bottom edge as the design casts a shadow

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
a model sitting on the piece

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
before and after applying materials to the chair

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
fabrication process

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
checking the curvature

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
study models

takeshi miyakawa mobius chair
concept sketch



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